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drywall repairs never diy project

Homeowner Tips: Drywall Repairs Never DYE Project

Working with drywall including taping and sanding is a skill that takes years of practice to perfect. It’s a dusty, dirty job and the sheets of drywall are heavy and easy to damage. Getting it up to the ceiling without the right tools is a challenge.

Getting that perfect finish just before the first coat of primer paint is an art. It’s very easy for an amateur to mess up the mudding and sanding and very time consuming to correct. I don’t care what they show you on YouTube, I say call in the pros especially if it’s an area that is publicly visible.

If you’re DIY basement refinishing drywall job sticks out like a sore thumb during your home inspection, building permits and approvals may come into question and additional scrutiny by a building inspector may be required. Also, do not overlook the importance of getting a pre-purchase home inspection. it will give you a heads-up on issues and you can decide if and when you want to deal with them.


Benefits of a City Inspection

Despite what others may tell you, a city inspector is your friend. They act as your construction supervisor. Whether you will be doing the job yourself or you are planning to hire a company, the inspector will ensure everything is up to code. They will come in at various stages of your construction and give you the thumbs up or advice on what needed to get the approval. let’s face it, most homeowners are not contractors, so having someone with experience on your side is important. A lot of small contractors will try to save time and money if they don’t have supervision. If your husband and his friends are doing the repairs, the inspector will be around to give friendly advice. It’s the same process for electrical work.

Ontario law requires you to obtain a building permit prior to the construction of any new building over ten square meters in area or place another structure, such as a mobile home, on your property, make renovations or repairs or add to a building including your home.

The body responsible for enforcing Ontario’s Building Code in your area issues permits for the construction, renovation, demolition and certain changes of use of buildings, and for the installation, alteration, extension or repair of on-site sewage systems. Building Code enforcement is generally carried out by your local city or municipal building departments.

Learn more about the difference Buyers Agent and Sellers Agent in Ottawa.

For more information on the Ontario building codes and permits visits Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing