Find a drywall repair contractor in Alexandria, VA

Find drywall repair contractors in Alexandria, VA

Find drywall repair contractors in Alexandria, VA

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Your Drywall Repair and Texturing questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does drywall repair cost near me?

Drywall repair costs $200 to $750 on average, depending on the amount of damage, job complexity, and location. Drywall repair labor is $40 to $100 per hour with a $125 to $200 minimum trip fee.

  • Patching drywall holes costs $50 to $400 per hole.
  • Fixing drywall cracks costs $100 to $400.
  • Drywall ceiling repair costs $150 to $1,000.

Sheetrock and drywall prices are $10 to $20 per sheet or $0.30 to $0.50 per square foot on average for materials only, depending on the size, thickness, and type.

How do I know if my drywall needs repairing?

Signs your drywall needs repairing include:

  • Small holes
  • Water damage and mold
  • Cracks
  • Bulges in the wall or ceiling
  • Significant discoloration

What is involved in drywall repair?

The drywall repair process includes:

  • Identifying the cause of the damages such as pests or water leaks and resolving the issue.
  • Removing old drywall if the damaged area is large.
  • Mounting new backer board or a patch where needed.
  • Applying new tape and compound.
  • Sanding it down after it dries or applying the finishing texture.

How long does drywall repair take?

Drywall repair typically takes less than 1 day, but it depends on the total size and type of work needed.

  • Patching a small hole takes 1 to 2 hours.
  • Fixing large holes takes up to 5 hours.
  • Replacing an entire wall takes 1 to 3 days.

Is it better to repair or replace a drywall?

Replacing drywall is better for holes bigger than 6" wide. The cost to replace drywall is $2 to $6 per square foot for removing the old surface and installing new drywall. Repairing drywall is better for minor cracks without water damage, especially for recently installed drywall.

What are additional drywall repair services?

Additional drywall repair services may include:

Who do I hire to repair drywall?

Hire a handyman near you to fix small cracks, nail holes, or patch small holes. Hire a drywall contractor for bigger repairs. Search the HomeGuide listings to hire a drywall contractor near you. Next:

  • Compare at least 3 in-person estimates.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask if the drywall contractor is a member of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry.
  • Choose licensed, insured, and bonded businesses with at least 5 years of experience.
  • Get copies of the detailed quote, contract, and warranty before they start work.
  • Avoid choosing the lowest bid that typically indicates low-quality materials.
  • Never give the final payment until after the project ends.

What questions should I ask a drywall repair contractor?

  • How long have you been hanging drywall?
  • Can I see photos of drywall repairs you've done and a reference list?
  • How big is your crew, and what's their schedule?
  • Which type of drywall do you recommend and why?
  • Can you match the drywall patch to my wall, or will you need to replace the entire wall surface?
  • What are my options if I want moisture-resistant drywall?
  • Does this quote include delivery, hanging, taping and mudding, finishing, and cleanup?
  • What other costs should I expect?
  • How long will the repair take?
  • If damages happen on the job, what's your policy?
  • Do you offer a labor warranty?

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