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Jennifer13 09-08-2011 05:52 PM

Level ceiling
 
My husband and I are new homeowners in the process of having the entire first floor of our house renovated - a complete gut job down to the studs on all the walls and ceilings. The new sheetrock was just put up, taped, mudded and primed. The trouble is that the new ceiling is wavey in at least a half dozen different locations. The contractor said there's nothing he can do about it because our existing ceiling joists are uneven. Is it unreasonable to expect a level ceiling? Is shimming or other leveling techniques considered going above and beyond?

Bud Cline 09-08-2011 05:59 PM

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Is it unreasonable to expect a level ceiling?
In this case it is.

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Is shimming or other leveling techniques considered going above and beyond?
If you expect the contractor should have done it for the same price it is.

If your car battery dies next week is that going to be his fault also?:)

kwikfishron 09-08-2011 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Jennifer13 (Post 723958)
Is it unreasonable to expect a level ceiling? Is shimming or other leveling techniques considered going above and beyond?

Not only is it not unreasonable I’d expect it.

Your contractor may not have noticed these issues when he first looked at the job but he surely did when he started hanging the sheetrock.

As soon as the problem was noticed he should have stopped and discussed the extra work with you.

There are a few different techniques for leveling a ceiling, none of them difficult.

Bud Cline 09-08-2011 06:16 PM

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As soon as the problem was noticed he should have stopped and discussed the extra work with you.
And therein lies the key to the issue.:)


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