How Many Drywallers Does It Take…

Posted: August 30, 2011 in Interior, Problems
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…to fix a morning room ceiling?  Apparently, the same number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop – three.

During the winter of our first year in our Premier home, we noticed that the peaks of our morning room ceiling were beginning to separate, exposing a large crack the length of the peak.

After our 12 month walk-through, Premier sent out one drywaller who used caulk to fill the gaps –  a temporary solution at best.   In fact, he was supposed to return a second time to complete the task.  he never did.

Almost two years, and multiple phone calls to Premier, a new drywall crew finally arrived to fix the ceiling.  They went about their job by totally removing the plaster and tape underneath, re-taping, and then re-plastering.  They admitted that the job wasn’t complete, and that they’d be back in a few days to a week finish sanding, and put the final skim coat on.

Fast forward months later… After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, it turns out that Premier was having issues paying the last crew for services rendered.  So, a third drywaller was sent to the house… And finally the crack was fixed…

And that’s where we are today.  The cracks are gone (yeah!) but the job is still not finished.  A fresh coat of paint is required on the ceiling and surrounding walls.  We’ve been told that painters are “scheduled”, but we’ve never been contacted.  So the issue is still unresolved – nearly three years after it was first identified.


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