Beware the Basement Finishing Corner-Cutter

Beware the Basement Finishing Corner-Cutter

One of the advantages of using a professional basement finishing contractor is having a person to ensure quality construction. Construction management (e.g. managing tradesmen, quality control, etc.) is an essential part of the project and will make any difference between a poor finish along with a quality one.

On the counter, many areas of basement finishing seem mundane and self-explanatory. This is not very true. Unless you know and understand trade-specific construction specifications, you may be setting yourself up for huge disappointment.

Drywall is just one of these trades which seems quite easy and easy. However, should you not determine what you desire, you can find yourself walls that appear to be just like a garage, and not the basement finishing masterpiece you envisioned.

One specification that will ‘t be overlooked is drywall taping. For the advantage of those new to construction, drywall is that comes with your framing with nails and screws. Pieces are cut to adjust to every portion of your basement finishing project. Corners are covered with “corner bead,” a metal (or sometimes plastic/fiber) strip which is nailed to every corner.

After this, drywall “tape” is a part of a skim coat of drywall mud extraordinary of every seam inside the drywall. Once the taping is completed, it’s time to either paint – or texture using the desired wall texture.

Drywall taping will make or break the caliber of your finished walls. To make one of the most profit in your basement finishing job, it’s quite common for contractors to shortchange the taping process. Usually, this is performed by embedding the tape in mere a few coats of drywall mud.

If merely one coat is used you’re in danger of having that “garage” look. The thinking this is by using enough texture, the seams will not be …

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