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chanagg

05:43AM | 12/29/09
Member Since: 12/28/09
2 lifetime posts
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We recently bought a house where the walls had a thick concrete stipling design on all of the walls. We did not like this look, and wanted basic painted walls. Our contractor suggested nailing drywall onto the existing walls and then painting. The other suggestion was to level the existing walls with compound. He did not recommend this approach since he said it will crack with time.

It is now less than 3 months since the work is complete and I am seeing nail heads popping out where the sheet-rock was put on. Is this normal? Can we ask of him to correct this?

5slb6

11:35AM | 12/31/09
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Yes you should ask the contractor come back and fix the nail pops.

chanagg

02:10PM | 01/03/10
Member Since: 12/28/09
2 lifetime posts
What is involved in fixing this?

Should something like this have happened in the first place - does it reflect poor workmanship?

Will it happen again even after he corrects it?

AlexCavity

04:33AM | 02/15/12
Member Since: 02/15/12
9 lifetime posts
You should definitely contact your contractor to come back and take a look and fix things up properly since he did the wall for you. It is his responsibility, and he will have the best knowledge of what to do in your situation.
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