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Matching Drywall To Plaster for a Smooth Transition

With most homes prior to the 1950’s mostly made with walls of lath and plaster, the inevitability of wall repair is pretty much unavoidable, from just repairing cracks to out  & out removal of large areas of plaster & lath.

Without going the purest route of repair with actual plaster, which involves multiple coats and drying time, we can use drywall to fill any holes or even large areas without removing more plaster than is necessary, as long as the remaining plaster is still stable and secure.

If you have removed all the plaster from a wall, corner to corner, top to bottom, and want to hang drywall, which may be the best option, then you need not read any further, just clean the studs and hang the drywall, but if your are matching portions of walls, then proceed. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Albert Bruce - November 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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Steps To Identify Floor Problems

This portion of home repair floors will involve 2 parts,  One being the structure or foundation of the house and particularly the floor structure itself, the other being the actual surfaces that you see and walk on, carpet, tile, wood, vinyl, or whatever surface you have.

Typically, there is going to be more floor problems with raised foundation homes as opposed to a poured concrete slab.  This is especially true in older homes as it was the norm for a long time and still is a preferred method in many parts of the country even now. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Albert Bruce - October 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

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