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WebD 05-11-2013 04:01 PM

Drywall in new build
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I wanted to get some thoughts on the drywall being hung in my new home. To me it seems poor, but I have very limited knowledge. Please offer your thoughts. I'd like to avoid problems and address it now if I need to. If you think it's bad, what can I do... contact the super and then higher up if needed?

diycoder 05-11-2013 04:36 PM

I wouldn't worry about it. They'll use tape/mud and you won't see any cracks. Around the windows, part of it will be covered by the trim. Same for the doors.

REXAMUS 05-11-2013 05:33 PM

I would worry about it...that is terrible.

joecaption 05-11-2013 05:52 PM

That is one crappy job.
Looks like you have ceilings taller then 8' and instead of ordering wider sheetrock like a pro would do they just patched it in.
Looks like they cut the sheets on the back side instead of the face side and just ripped them off.
Looks like they used an ax to cut out around that gas line.
Not a great plan to have a seam over a window like that.
Some of those outside corners look like they used a chain saw to trim them.
Looks like a first time DIY job to me.

framer52 05-11-2013 06:00 PM

You are correct Joe, but if they have a good finisher, no problem. After all they can fix most any mistakes.:yes:

WebD 05-11-2013 06:18 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I plan to address it with the builder. I'll at least have it documented. I was disappointed when I saw it today. I don't know a lot, but it just looks like crap to me. It's from larger builder with a good reputation, but it looks like crap to me.

The builder has also failed to insulate a portion of an exterior wall too. The interior has... like an arch built floating over the interior side of the wall and they said they can't really put insulation behind it and it won't be a problem (they should have insulated the wall before putting the arch in which blocks their access).? I live in Phoenix and can't understand the idea of leaving a section of an exterior wall without insulation... The section is about 9 ft tall and 20in wide.

There was also a small section (2in x 2in), above the wall, lower portion of the rafters, with a small gap because they didn't cut a piece of wood to fill the V shape of a rafter. I could see right through the area. The builder just sprayed some orange foam to "seal" the spot and then closed it in with drywall... that bothers me too. It seems like that could affect shifting and the foam will break down/not insulate like a piece of wood.?

joecaption 05-11-2013 06:29 PM

In your first, second and third picture where there's short end walls they should have nailed it on the outsides not the middle in my opion so there would be less screws or nail heads to finish. The outside metal trim would have covered them up.
There is no excuse I can think of for not insulating the whole outside wall, but no one here was there to see why it was not done.

REXAMUS 05-11-2013 07:09 PM

My first drywall job was bad but that makes me look like a pro. Yea, the finish is what REALLY matters but that's just ugly.

sixeightten 05-11-2013 07:46 PM

Just awful
Why so many nails? No glue? Why not glue/screw?

WebD 05-11-2013 07:48 PM

It's ugly alright. I don't understand why so many of the sheets appear broken too and how that affects them. It can't be good. I get that the finished product can still look good, but would think the broken boards, etc. would affect settling.

WebD 05-11-2013 08:01 PM

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Here are a few more pics.

kwikfishron 05-11-2013 08:24 PM

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That's pretty bad. Do you have pictures of the rest of the build up to this point? You don't need to post them in "this" thread, just asking.

user1007 05-11-2013 08:42 PM

Terrible job. It is going to take a lot of mud in places. And that one piece where the drywall is broken as you look at on edge? And the piece with the pipe coming out of it that is fractured?

This was clearly done by someone other than a drywall contractor---I hope.

forcedreno2012 05-11-2013 08:47 PM

Just wow, even if the finisher is a master there are going to be issues later on down the road. This is a shoddy job. Definitely get with the builder on this and let them know this is unacceptable. There is no way no matter how good the finish is on some of these areas that you are not going to have issues down the road.

REXAMUS 05-11-2013 08:48 PM

I hope the rest of the build is in better shape. That's far from professional.

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