Dry Wall Contractor
NorthernVirginiaContractor.com can help homeowners install drywall work on steel studs or 2x4 wood framing wood. Your project may be commercial or residential; we have contractors for both. The proper technique for installing drywall is known to all of our companies. Drywall projects include installing drywall in your new basement, addition, or new home construction. Other drywall projects are needed because of flooded basements that have been damaged by water. The first step if your home has been damaged by water is to remove the wet drywall and insulation. Quick removal is key before mold starts to grow and cause health problems.
Our drywall contractors are experts in Mold Abatement. Mold can develop in just 24 after your drywall has been damaged by water. Once mold spores have developed in your dry wall you may start to smell moldy odors. Many times drywall can be damaged through a wet basement problem, leaky roof, fire, or just a plain accident. Northern Virginia Contractor has the drywall contractors to remove those damaged drywall areas quickly, before you have a toxic home. Send in a request for a free estimate so your drywall problem can be fixed before you have a real problem on your hands.
Building codes in Virginia have very strict regulations about how many fasteners are needed to attach drywall. Our contractors use screws every sixteen inches along the frame, so fasteners are found about every seven inches. Screws are stronger than nails. We usually use only one screw every 12 inches along the ceilings and every 16 inches on walls for our drywall installs.. Once all the drywall sheets are in place, we start applying joint compound to the seams. The next step in installing drywall is covering the nails and joints, a process called taping. The first step is the tape coat; this covers all the drywall seams with tape and drywall compound.
We always apply drywall to the ceiling at right angles to the joists. Our contractors use only the best grade of joint compound to finish all joints. Screw heads and corners are covered first. In most cases, we need one or two coats of joint compound at all taped joints. Northern Virginia Contractors uses a 4 inch joint finishing knife to smooth out each coat of joint dry wall compound. Our screw heads will be set just below the surface of the dry wall. The last coat drywall compound on each wall is about eight inches wide. Then we sand all drywall joints. Finally, our Northern Virginia Contractors are ready for a primer coat of paint. Drywall is made of a layer of gypsum plaster installed between two sheets of thick paper. Drywall is a great l material for walls and ceilings as it is durable, easy to work with, and helps to soundproof a room.
Drywall is generally sold in 4-foot wide sheets of varying heights. Slightly wider drywall panels 4.5 feet are becoming more common because of the increase in popularity of 9-foot and higher ceilings in the Northern Virginia area. The most common thickness of drywall sheets is one-half inch, though the thickness ranges from one-quarter to one inch. There are other types of drywall material used in Northern Virginia such as green board, this type of drywall is used in bathroom, and kitchen walls where water is present. Norther VirginiaContractor .com is your go to source for expert drywall contractors that can hang, finish, sand and point up drywall. We can also help Northern Virginia home owners do small projects like fixing a hole in drywall walls.
Many home owners in Virginia may want to be their own contractor when it comes to remodeling their basement, kitchen, bathroom, or addition. That's great, but installing drywall and finishing it to a level 3 or above finish takes a drywall expert. So go ahead, and let us take your project to the next level. Our contractors can match most textures and custom finishes. If your new home was installed with Chinese drywall we can help solve the problems you may be facing. Also we can prep up your drywall repair with a good primer paint, and then finish it with a top coat of the paint of your choice.