Once the damage was identified, the drywall repair tech stripped the drywall, removed the rotten wood, and assessed the situation. Luckily, the damage had been caused a long time ago and the area was dry and free of mold. We were ready to send a mold removal crew from our sister company, Hole in the Wall Restoration. This sibling company provides water remediation, damage cleanup, flood dryout, and mold removal for customers who have worst-case-scenario mold conditions before we can complete their drywall repair job.
Fortunately, this wasn’t the case. Once the tech confirmed the drywall repair did not require mold removal, he moved on to recreating the door frame. It should be noted that he was also happy to find out that the wall had cement block between the top of the old sliding glass door and the bottom of the picture window above it. The tech proceeded to cut the drywall beyond the damage to ensure the repair job was thorough and effective. We are of the belief that we have to address the issue and avoid cutting more than what is needed to be repaired.
The replacement of the wood frame was managed effectively by the drywall repair tech, who happened to be one of our double-duty team members—who are both drywall repair techs and carpenters. Case in point, estimators work hard at assessing to the best of their ability the scope of each drywall repair job, allowing us to determine who in our team is best for the job. Upon completing the framing work, the tech started installing the drywall panels, which were cut to perfection to match the sliding glass door frame and picture window.
During the re-framing process, the drywall repair tech discovered the need to replace part of the stucco edge on the outside wall. The original damage was caused by a hairline crack on the wall, which allowed water to seep through. As part of our service to customers, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair offers light stucco work to ensure the work we do is completed during the job. With this in mind, we cut off a strip of stucco around the perimeter of the picture window, repairing and applying stucco while our tech finished the interior work, which took about a day to complete.