Ravenswood Restoration has years of experience with every type of wall repair imaginable. From installing dywall in entire rooms to replacing damaged drywall on walls and ceilings to spot repairing dywall or plaster and lathe walls, whatever the wall's age or condition, "good as new" results are assured:

Drywall and Plaster Repairs

Among the more common wall issues are cracks, gouges, holes, nail pops, taped joints failing, water damage, fire and smoke damage, and stains. Each takes experience and skill to repair properly.

If it can go wrong with a wall, Ravenswood Restoration can fix it...

Wall repair is almost never as easy as scooping up some lightweight spackle and scraping it over the problem area. In fact, spackle really isn't durable enough to deal with anything other than the smallest holes. The professional approach is to always use the proper type of joint compound. But, it is well before the joint compound is applied that the really important work is done.

It looks good now, but...

The main complaint with drywall repairs is that they don't last. Cracks reappear, the surface buckles, or taped joints separate within weeks or months of the repair being completed. Preventing this requires always ensuring that the surface the joint compound will be applied to is absolutely stable. This takes extra work that the repairer may not do, and since the problems won't normally reappear for some time, the unskilled or inexperienced repairer may not even be aware that he or she is not doing the job properly. When the repair is finished, it looks fine, but in time you are right back where you started.

With Ravenswood Restoration, extra care is always taken to make sure the repair will last. Extra bracing is always placed behind sections of replacement drywall, fiberglass mesh tape is always used in place of paper tape where possible to prevent cracks from reappearing, and only the highest quality joint compounds are used. A minimum of three layers of compound are applied, and more if necessary. If the underlying carpentry is suspect, the drywall should be removed and the problems corrected.

A smooth surface?

Another complaint with wall repairs is that the patch or repaired area is easily visible. This is the result of not applying enough coats of joint compound, not applying the compound over a large enough area, not "feathering" the edges properly, or not doing a thorough job sanding the surface. Sanding also often reveals pinholes, or tiny air pockets left from earlier coats of compound. Many repairers mistakenly believe that paint will fill these holes. It won't. When pinholes appear, they must be filled with more compound and resanded.

Done properly by an experienced professional, when the surface is sanded completely smooth and a high quality primer seals the work, only those who really know where the reapir was, or are really searching for it, will ever know a repair took place.

Water and fire damage...

Ravenswood Restoration has years of experience on water and fire damaged walls.

Knowing how much drywall to remove and replace is key. Just because there is damage in a large area does not necessarily mean the entire wall needs to be replaced. In the case of water damage, the repairer needs to know with certainty that the area is dry and all mold or potential mold problems have been addressed. In the case of fire damage. knowing what areas need to be sealed to prevent lingering smoke odors is just as important as knowing how to perform the cosmetic repair.

Drywall Installation

Ravenswood Restoration provides drywall installation service for any size room. You can expect neat and clean installation with accurate cutouts and professional finishing.

Drywall Taping and Finishing

Applying joint compound is a multi-layered process which requires high attention to detail. Setting tape to create perfectly smooth joints and crisp, straight corners is a skill that only approaches perfection with years of experience. Raveswood Restoration produces only the very finest results.

Keeping the dust down...

When you hire someone to finish drywall, you're hiring someone who spends their days in a cloud of dust. To a drywall finisher, after a while the dust becomes "no big deal." But, to the homeowner concerned about their living space, personal belongings and health, the dust is a big deal. Ravenswood Restoration recognizes and respects this fact. Keeping the dust where it belongs (away from you and the contents of your home) is an essential part of doing a drywall job the right way. Ravenswood Restoration takes extensive care to confine the dust to the work area and to remove any accumulated dust at the end of each day, keeping the work area as neat, clean and dust free as possible.