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This guy I hired to do drywall, he and his helpers are idiots.

I think this is a really bad drywall job so far, PLUS it took 12 hours for them to put up 2 pieces of drywall on the ceiling and several small pieces around the window (see photos).

It's ridiculous. I guess I just want to know I"m not crazy feeling this is a bad job. Right?
 

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"Bad" is a word, but it doesn't describe this. I'm leaning toward "total and complete failure" as describing it. It may can be salvaged, but I wouldn't let them within 100 yards of my house. You do what your conscience tells you to do with regards to paying them something, but If they are gone, leave them gone. I can send my 11 year old grandson to do the job 500% better.
 

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WOW...f'n crap as everyone above......^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I wonder if it can even be salvaged, or is worth while to do.

(I'm a GC and will do small finishing jobs myself slowly, but I'm not sure I would have the blade skill to correct that mess. I'd might likely tear down and restart.)

Hopefully, you can find a good finisher able to salvage that....let us know what occurs.

Good luck....(I might not pay them anything unless it can be salvaged/repaired, after closely inspecting it.)
 

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Looks like a do over to me.
That whole wall area around the door is totaly wrong and needs to come, there should never be a seam over the outside corner of a door!
It will crack there every time.
Not there to see it, but it looks like there may be a missing nailer in the inside corner to the left of the door.
I also likely would have been using 12' sheets and started running them from the left side of that wall and just cut out for the door opening, that way there would have been just one small seam to deal with in the middle of that narrow part on the left side of the door and no seams around the top of the door.
It would be interesting to see how they screwed up those seams like that, just guessing there was large gaps that where not prefilled and just taped over making the tape buckel out like that.
Since we can see you know how to post pictures, how about one of the look on the face of anyone you try and get to fix that mess. :)
It likely would be cheaper in the long run to rip it out and start over then pay someone by the hour to try and fix this mess.
Drywall is cheap, labor is expensive.
 

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I wouldn't pay him until he agrees to tear it out, and then it would be a significant discount. Hire someone who knows what they're doing, or learn to do it yourself. That makes my work look professional!


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It's terrible... They thought they could do it and took a job they have no skills in.
All needs torn out and redone.. what is there now will only cause grief to an actual professional and he will tear it out anyway

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That sucks badly. Who did it, Stevie Wonder?
 

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With the mud so thick and already hardened with mesh tape in it you can't even sand your way out of that nightmare. Joecaptions pretty spot on with my opinion.

Almost certain the guys hired would just try to throw mud and sanding blocks at it until it looked halfway okay but even then it wouldn't be close to right.

Find a new installer, or diy either way I'd redo the whole thing, with all the pieces and the way they have done things It's probably not fastened properly either and even if you did a miracle mud job on it, given a little time cracks would be appearing.
 

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With the mud so thick and already hardened with mesh tape in it you can't even sand your way out of that nightmare. Joecaptions pretty spot on with my opinion.

Almost certain the guys hired would just try to throw mud and sanding blocks at it until it looked halfway okay but even then it wouldn't be close to right.

Find a new installer, or diy either way I'd redo the whole thing, with all the pieces and the way they have done things It's probably not fastened properly either and even if you did a miracle mud job on it, given a little time cracks would be appearing.
Terrible for sure..some of it is already pulling away already anyway.



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+1 on a total re-do. I haven't seen work that bad in 20 years!!! Even someone with rudimentary drywall skills, with the help of some YouTube videos, could do a passable job. That is not remotely passable.
 

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I owned a drywall company in the 1980's. We would get calls from owner builders sometimes that "Already have the drywall hung and the first coat of tape done so that should knock the price down:" I don't think we ever did one like that ,our business was oriented more towards new construction and contractor remodeled residential and light commercial.We did some owner builds, but they would have been pretty well framed before we would contract with them. That being said, I remember some awful ones I looked at and turned down. I might have seen one that bad.
 

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The reason why it needs to be redone, since it is just such a terrible job indicating they did not know what they were doing, you don't know the quality of work under the sheetrock, under the tape, the seams, how close the sheetrock is to each other, how wide the seams are, how did they fill them? how did they lay the tape? how many screws did they use, did they hit the studs? the floor ceiling framing? Too many unknowns. Do you want to rip it out now or later, painted, furniture, floor, when it's failing?
 

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When I see work like this the first thing that comes to my mind is "lowest bid" "Craigslist" etc. Ya get what you pay for.....

I could be wrong but.....
 
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