Water Damaged Drywall Repair Drywall Contractor Maryland (MD) Glenn Construction, LLC

Water Damaged Drywall Repair Drywall Contractor Maryland (MD) Glenn Construction, LLC

Water Damaged Drywall Repair

Are you tired of looking at your damaged walls? Do you need to repair your water damaged drywall? Water damage is one of the most common reasons for drywall repair. When water penetrates drywall, it can cause walls to lose firmness and crumble. Indicators of water damage include:

  • Staining or discoloration on ceilings or walls
  • Peeling tape joints
  • Dampness in the basement and periodic water infiltration
  • Musty odor, (typically in the basement)
  • Loose shower tiles
  • Bowed walls

Left unresolved, water damaged homes can develop mold and mildew, suffer structural damage and experience more water damage.

Drywall Water Damage Repair

It is important to identify the source of unwanted water and replace water damaged drywall and other surfaces to prevent any more damage from occurring to your home. At Glenn Construction, we are particularly skilled at troubleshooting and repairing even the most difficult water source issues. Here we provide a four-step process for water damaged drywall repair:

  1. Identify problem or source of water
  2. Remove water damaged drywall and inspect
  3. Dry and treat wet areas
  4. Install new drywall

1. Identify Problem or Source of Water

Before your drywall water damage repair is done, the cause of water damage must be identified and resolved. The following are areas where we commonly find water issues:

  • Broken pipes
  • Frozen hose bibs
  • Broken water line to refrigerator/ice maker
  • Foundation cracks
  • Inadequate caulk around vent pipes, windows and doors

At times, the source of water damage is difficult to diagnose. Water can enter in one place and run down to another before penetrating the wall or ceiling. Identifying the exact source of water often requires removing wallboard to allow us to inspect behind suspected areas.

2. Remove Water Damaged Drywall and Inspect

After the source of water is located and remedied, remaining water damaged drywall is cut away and removed. It is important to make sure all damaged drywall is removed, as sheetrock retaining water could facilitate mold growth. Wet, damaged insulation and any soft, spongy, rotted wood should be removed as well.

3. Dry and Treat Wet Areas

Removing water damaged drywall exposes the interior walls, allowing air to circulate and begins the drying process. Dehumidifiers and fans also help with air circulation and expedite drying. It is essential to completely dry all wet areas.

After the wet areas are completely dry, they should be inspected for mold and mildew. Affected wood can be easily cleaned and treated with antimicrobial and mold prevention products. Mold remediation experts can assist in testing and treating your home if necessary.

4. Install New Drywall

After the affected areas are properly treated and dried, removed framework is replaced with fresh wood and walls are reinsulated. New drywall is then installed. It may be a good idea to install water-resistant drywall if this is an area prone to moisture.

New drywall is finished following this three-step process:

  • Tape. Drywall tape covers the seams and gaps left between drywall sheets.
  • Block Coat. First coat of joint compound applied over the drywall tape.
  • Skim Coat. Final layer of joint compound applied over the block coat. Numerous skim coats are needed for repair work.

After finish work is completed, walls are sanded, primed and painted. We suggest painting all affected walls and ceilings from corner to corner to ensure complete color matching.

Our Water Damaged Drywall Repair Services

Glenn Construction, LLC is a full-service home remodeling company specializing in additions. renovations. finished basements. home makeovers. damage restoration and drywall services. We are licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, registered as a Maryland Home Builder, and certified by the EPA as a Lead-Safe Certified Renovation Firm.

Glenn Construction understands the stress and inconvenience of unexpected property damage. We provide 24-hour emergency services to put your home on the fast track to restoration. Our crews deliver high-quality work and prioritize damage restoration projects so that your home is rebuilt to its original condition (or even better) as quickly as possible.

If your Maryland home is in need of damage restoration, including water damaged drywall repair, contact us today to schedule a free estimate. We are easily accessible and quickly reply to your messages. Email or call (410) 451-1600 .

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