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Update on Corrosive Drywall / Sheetrock

US homes use drywall for their interior walls

We’ve heard about recent quality problems with Toyota cars. We’re not surprised to get a postcard for a recall on our cars and with only a few car manufacturers, they’re able (required?) to keep track of owners and send out recall notices. Our homes are stick built, using 1,000s of pieces of wood, copper, etc which come from 100s of manufacturers, making it almost impossible to monitor the safety of each component in home construction.

Building materials have primarily been manufactured in the US, with the exception of high end appliances and cabinets imported from Europe. As the global... 

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Getting Rid of a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn Ceiling

If you mention popcorn ceilings, anyone who has a popcorn ceiling will respond almost immediately and talk about having them, hating them and share a story about replacing it with … HELP! Mostly it’s fear of the unknown, or too much work and too little time, or whatever it is that keeps us all busy today. This article offers a glimpse into where these ceilings came from, why they’re still here and most important, we’ll tell you about your options for replacing them.

Popcorn Ceiling History

Popcorn ceilings arrived in the 1950s when construction took off after World War 2,... 

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Tips to Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn Repair Damage

We get a lot of calls to find and repair leaks, both roof leaks where water is getting in from above (sometimes around a window too), other times it’s from bathroom plumbing and once in a while, we’ve had to make repairs after the central air conditioning unit in the attic leaked. Covering water stains with a stain block can solve small problems. Often though, the sheetrock has enough damage that it has to be cut out and replaced.  With a popcorn ceiling, finishing off the repair is tricky. You have to remove the popcorn around the new sheetrock, in... 

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