Brevard County Water Damage Drywall Repair

On this Brevard County water damage repair project video, I show you the whole process of doing a water damage drywall repair from start to finish. When
the plumbing leak happened the homeowners cut out the area of drywall that had been damaged by
the water. After they did that they realized that it might be a little bit bigger
project than they really could handle.


In My Youtube video I’ll show you how I do the drywall finishing on this water damage drywall repair from start to finish. There is also a link within in the video of me applying a orange peel texture to this same repair.

1) The first thing I needed to do was square up the drywall because when they cut it out it was kind of crooked and just passed a couple studs.

2) Next, I added a couple of one by four furring strips to be able to attach the new drywall too.

3) I then added two pieces of 1/2″ drywall to the repair areas.

Drywall tip: when doing these types of wall
repairs always add a screw into the existing drywall that was not cut out to
secure it so it will not crack overtime

4) I added fiberglass mesh drywall tape to all of the seams except the one corner where I like to use paper tape to get a nice crisp defined corner.

Drywall tip: when using fiberglass mesh drywall tape always use a setting type of joint compound this means it comes in a powder form and is much stronger than the all-purpose joint compound that comes in a 5 gallon bucket.

5) Mix The setting type of joint compound and apply it with a 6 to 12 inch drywall taping knife trying to keep all edges smooth and not raised.

6) Scrape any high or raised areas on the drywall mud that you just applied using a 6 inch drywall taping knife.

7) apply the second coat with a 12 inch taping knife depending on how soon you want this to be ready to texture and paint you can use the setting type compound or if you’re not in a hurry just use a all-purpose joint compound.

8) apply the third coat you really shouldn’t have to put much mud on just a thin layer of all-purpose joint compound.

Drywall tip: I like to use the all-purpose over the setting type compound for the final finish coat because it sends a lot easier than the setting type joint compound.

9) Using hand sander or sanding sponge Sand down any edges or bumps or humps on your mud work. And touch up any areas that look like they might just need a little bit of mud.

10) Next, I applied the orange peel texture to the repair walls and feathered it into the existing texture which makes it blend and not stand out like a repair any longer.

11) Lastly, prime the repaired areas with your favorite type of primer and then paint two coats and you’re done!

Painter tip: I like to use a primer called Zinzer 1231 prime in these
types of repairs not only is it a great drywall primer, it also has a stain blocker in it
just in case any water stains that might show up from when the plumbing leak originally occurred. That’s my primer recommendation.

Good luck on your water damage drywall repair project!

Water damage drywall repair after washers water hose bursts in Merritt Island

On this Merritt Island water damage drywall repair project I was contacted by the homeowner after their washer water line had leaked in the laundry room. Damaging one wall directly behind the washer and dryer.

Water damage drywall repair before-2

Water damaged wall

Since this leak happened in the middle of the night a 24 hour water restoration emergency service company had already come out to remove all of the water damage drywall, insulation and flooring. They also dried out all of the wood framing and tile flooring. Luckily this water was a cleaned up before any mold could start to grow.

The damage at this home could’ve been so much worse. I’ve seen water lines to washers break with no one home and the
whole house get flooded. These types of plumbing disasters can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage and plenty of frustrations to go along with it!

After the plumber did the necessary repairs to the washers hoses the homeowners also decided since all of the plumbing was exposed. that it was a good time to do some preventive maintenance and replace some of the aging water valves and connections which are usually a pain to get to since they’re behind the drywall in the laundry room.

After arriving at this Merritt Island home to repair the water damaged drywall. I first had to remove all of the drywall screws from the wood framing that were left behind from the water restoration company before I could reinstall new insulation and 1/2″ drywall to the water damaged area.

Water damage drywall repair before photo

Water damage drywall repair before photo

Insulation replaced

Insulation replaced

Drywall installed

Drywall installed

First coated with 45 minute mud

First coated with 45 minute mud

Second coated with 45 minute mud

Second coated with 45 minute mud

Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

Sanded and ready for primer and paint

Sanded and ready for primer and paint

Sanded and ready for primer and painting

Sanded and ready for primer and painting

Water Damaged Drywall?

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Brevard County Licensed Contractor-Peck Drywall and Painting

Water Damage Specialists

State Drywall License # RX11066969

Painting Contractor Certificate # PT393

Please give us a call for a prompt and accurate water damage drywall repair quote!

Melbourne/Beachside: 321-777-9337

Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach: 321-453-6233

Titusville: 321-383-3574

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Peck Drywall and Painting Water Damage Specialists serving all of Brevard County:

With Peck Dywall and Painting, you can be assured that every step in the process will be performed properly. We take pride in our work and all projects are diligently monitored by the owner of Peck Drywall and Painting. Your home or business will be treated like it is our home or business.
For you, we will provide you with an estimate, which includes a written proposal spelling out the important details related to scope of work and price.Top grade materials are used throughout each project, giving you quality results and maximum duration for the investment you’ve made to your home or business.

Melbourne Beach water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair

On this water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair project in Melbourne Beach. The homeowners were looking to put their beach home on the real estate market to sell. But before they could, they needed to do several home repairs.

Doing just a few of the basics like ceiling repairs, drywall repairs, pressure washing, exterior painting and interior painting can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. But can also triple or even quadruple the home sellers ROI (return on investment) that was put into getting your home improvements done by a licensed contractor.

First on the list after getting their roof repaired. Next they had contracted me to repair a portion of the living room’s water damaged drywall ceiling that had fallen down and another larger section on the garage ceiling and a 4’x 6′ section of the garage wall. The garage ceiling had really bad dark brown water stains on about a 66 square feet of the popcorn ceiling that had occurred from a heavy rain storm causing the barrel tiled roof to leak causing all of this water damaged drywall and popcorn ceilings.

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling


Melbourne Beach water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling

Garage’s water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling texture in Melbourne Beach

Chances are if you’re looking at this page, you probably have some type of water damage issue with your walls or ceilings. Rest assured that we can repair the damaged area with confidence, that it will be the best water damage repair you can get here in the Brevard County area.

Garage water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair:

Melbourne Beach water stained popcorn ceiling

Melbourne Beach water stained popcorn ceiling


Water damaged drywall ceiling removed

Water damaged drywall ceiling removed


Drywall installed

Drywall installed


Sheetrock installed

Sheetrock installed


Drywall finishing first coat 45 minute mud fiberglass mesh tape

Drywall finishing first coat 45 minute mud fiberglass mesh tape


Second coated with 45 minute hot mud

Second coated with 45 minute hot mud


Third coated with usg all purpose joint compound

Third coated with usg all purpose joint compound and plastic bubble put up to protect while sanding the new drywall and spraying the popcorn texture


Popcorn sprayed and blended in the garage

Popcorn sprayed and blended in the garage. It will be completely dry in 24 hours

Living room water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair:

Water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling

Water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling from a roof leak

Living room water damaged drywall removed new drywall installed

After removing the living room water damaged drywall, I had to use my carpentry skills and install some new furring strips due to the way the truss’s switched direction because of the wood framing for the hip roof above. Next I installed the 1/2″ ceiling drywall. new drywall installed


Living room first coated with 45 minute mud over self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape

Living room first coated with 45 minute mud over self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape


New drywall second and third coated and blended into the existing drywall ceiling

New drywall second and third coated and blended into the existing drywall ceiling


Popcorn texture sprayed and feathered into the existing popcorn ceiling

Popcorn texture sprayed and feathered into the existing popcorn ceiling


Living room water damaged drywall ceiling repaired and textured. Ready for primer and paint.

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling repaired and textured. Ready for primer and paint.


There also was of an area in one of the guest bedrooms closet that had to have all three walls cut out at 2′ up from the floor. the closet main wall sat behind the guest bathroom bath tub/shower that had leak caused by the shower valve leaking down the back of the drywall of the bedroom wall.
Remove and replace closet drywall

Remove and replace closet drywall

Water Damage Drywall Repairs and Popcorn Ceiling Texture Matching Experts

The Peck Drywall and Painting Company has been providing our expertise on water damage repairs and water restoration projects from hurricane, wind, storm and flood damage, plumbing leaks, water heater and roof leaks for over 19 years here in Melbourne Beach. For you as a drywall contractor and painting contractor we can provide expert water remediation. drywall cut out and removal, drywall installation, drywall finishing,texturing,texture matching, stain blocking priming and interior painting and the skills to turn any damaged home or business into a newer looking, updated and better than before the disaster for you. Whether it needs minor ceiling repair and painting, or a complete renovation, we can get it done on time and within your budget.

Are you looking for a Water Damage Specialist in Melbourne Beach to repair your ceilings or walls from some type of water damage at your home or business? Please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form.

Brevard County Painting Contractor Certification # PT393

Florida Drywall Contractor License # RX11066969

Melbourne Beach: 321-777-9337

Happy New Year! A Brevard County Contractors 2014 year in review

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all my past, present and future customers and fellow contractors. It’s been a very busy year and I’ve worked with some great people throughout the year.

Looking over my 2014 year in review, It seemed like the economy here in Brevard County was on the upswing with lot’s of activity in the residential real estate and existing homeowner markets. Which included a bounty of renovation, remodel, home improvement and repair contracts throughout 2014.

For that I Am very grateful.

I completed many interior and exterior painting projects, stucco repair, pool deck repair, ceiling repair, drywall repair, texture matching and even soundproofing from Melbourne to Viera, Melbourne Beach, Suntree, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Merritt Island here on the Space Coast.

Here’s just a few of the many completed before and after project photos from 2014:

Chalky and Faded Paint Project in Melbourne

The job: Seal and repaint all of the exterior surfaces of the home due to the fading and chalking of the paint from years of the sun and elements of the harsh Florida climate on this Melbourne, FL home.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting project…

Painter in Melbourne, Florida

Home before sealer and paint


Painter in Melbourne, Florida

After exterior painting was completed:

Exterior House Painting Project in Cocoa

On exterior repaint we repaired several staircase stucco cracks, damaged stucco from the hurricane shutters and a buckled stucco area at the front entrance before applying the sealer and paint to this home.
Read more about this Cocoa exterior painting project…

Before Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

Before:

After Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

After:

Melbourne Exterior Repaint w/ Stucco Repairs

On this Melbourne exterior repaint project there were several stucco related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
Such as rusted stucco bands and stucco cracks. But the main stucco repair was the two wood frame and stucco column bases at the front entrance of the home. They had to be totally rebuilt due to water damage and termites.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting and stucco repair project…

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:


Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic

On this Indialantic exterior repaint project there were several stucco and wood siding related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
After we pressure washed all of the exterior surfaces to be painted on this Indialantic, Fl home, we then applied a tinted sealer to all off the exterior surfaces (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coats).
Read more about this Indialantic exterior painting project…

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting  in Indialantic before photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic before photo:


Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

If you’re in need of a painter in Melbourne please give me a call 321-777-9337

Pool Deck Repair, Texture and Paint in Indialantic

We repaired all of the pool deck cracks and floated out the areas where there had been previous pool deck repairs and also skim coated the spots where the textured finish was chipping off in several areas with a thin coat of Kool deck.
Read more about this Indialantic pool deck repair and painting project…

Indialantic Fl Textured Pool Deck Repair

Before photo

Indialantic, Fl Pool Deck Painting

After photo

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Textured patio ceiling bubbling, blistered and falling down in Rockledge

After scraping the problem areas of the ceiling I:
1) Spot primed these areas with a spray can of oil base Kilz
2) Skim coated the primed areas with 20 minute hot mud
3) Wet sanded the edges to blend into the existing texture
4) Applied the knockdown texture feathering to match the existing ceiling texture
5) Spot primed with a quality latex primer
6) Spot painted areas with an exterior paint
7) Repainted the entire lanai ceiling
Read more about this ceiling repair and matching knockdown texture project…

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture wasn’t even stuck


Rockledge knockdown texture-ceiling repair

Knocking down the texture to match


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Lanai ceiling skimmed, textured, primed and painted

Roof leak caused major water damage to this ceiling in Suntree

Repair water damaged pool patio ceiling caused by a roof leak in the suntree area of Melbourne. Not only was a large section drywall ceiling in need of replacement. The furrings strips that hold the ceiling up had termite damage and rusted screws from all of the moisture from the roof leak.
Read more about how a roof leak caused major water damage to a ceiling…

Termite damage to furring strips

Termite damage to furring strips


Second sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed


Drywall finishing-Second coat

Drywall finishing-Second coat 45 minute setting type compound


Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling and ready for primer and paint

The paper tape joints were cracking and starting to fall down on this ceiling in Viera.

This type of problem is very common on interior and exterior drywall ceilings. Over time the paper drywall tape begins to crack and fall down due to the heat and humidity from our harsh Florida climate.

The extreme weather changes cause the wood framing to expand and contract on a daily basis in turn causing just enough movement of your ceiling to crack and pop the paper tape joints. Especially if the ceiling was nailed or not enough screws were added during the drywall installation process when your home was built.
Read more about this ceiling repair in Viera…

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down


Applying the final coat to the tape joint

Applying the final skim coat to one of the repaired tape joints


Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Water damage drywall repair and orange peel texture matching project in Indialantic

We were contacted by a past customer to do a drywall repair on the already cut out and dried out the water damaged walls in two of the guest bedrooms of their home. Water had got the drywall wet on the one exterior wall in each of the two guest bedrooms of this four bedroom home here in Brevard County.
Read more about this water damage repair in Indialantic…

Water damage - Drywall cutout - Bedroom-1

Drywall cutout at 16″ just below the electrical outlet – Bedroom-1


Primed and painted-1

Primed and painted-1

Soundproofing an existing wall to help reduce noise in Merritt Island

On this master bedroom and bathroom remodeling project in Merritt Island, FL I’ll be adding some sound reduction drywall w/ Green Glue compound and sealant to try and reduce the noise in a master bedroom coming from a home theater entertainment system on the other side of the existing master bedroom wall.
Read more about this soundproofing project in Merritt Island…

Soundproofing a wall

Gold Bond® BRAND 5/8″ SoundBreak® XP® Gypsum Board with Sporgard™


Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound

Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound


master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2

master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2





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Brevard County Painting License # PT393

State Drywall License # RX11066969

Please give us a call for a prompt and accurate quote!

Melbourne/Viera/Beachside: 321-777-9337

Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach: 321-453-6233

Titusville/Port Saint John: 321-383-3574

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Free Recycled Paint – Brevard County Residents

Free Recycled Paint - Brevard County and Richards Paint.

Free Recycled Paint – Brevard County and Richards Paint.

Peck Drywall and Painting cares about you and the environment

Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday July 27th at the Brevard County, Fl – Richards Paint store locations listed below (until gone).

Twice a year Richards Paint, Brevard County and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program team up and give away FREE exterior house paint to any Brevard County residents.

*Limited quantities available twice a year. Up to 10 gallons of base color, 3 gallons of trim paint and 2 gallons of floor paint

Available at the following locations only. Proof of Brevard County residence required.

Call for availability.

Paint Locations

Melbourne
2900 Post Rd. – (321) 242-1864

Viera
1950 Viera Blvd.  – (321) 632-2271

Palm Bay
500 Stack Rd. – (321) 984-0323

Merritt Island
230 E. Merritt Island Cswy, (520) Ste. 101 – (321) 459-2950

Ace/Hardware Beach Discount Plumbing & Supply, Indialantic
866 N. Hwt. A1A – (321) 724-1558

South Patrick Hardware & Lumber, Indian Harbour Beach
1847 S. Patrick Dr. – (321) 773-2525

Ace Hardware of Satellite Beach
1027 Hwy. A1A – (321) 777-0777

Titusville
1310 Cheney Hwy. – (321) 269-4223

Painting Brevard “Green”  for 20 years!!

Free Recycled Paint - Brevard County Residents

Free Recycled Paint – Brevard County Residents

Checkout Brevard County’s RECYCLOPEDIA
Within this link is a list of all the items that can be recycled and the locations where you can bring these items here in Brevard County,Fl.

Peck Drywall and Painting alway’s recycles whenever possible. I find myself driving out of my way to recycle anything I possibly can from any of my drywall or painting projects here in Brevard County, Florida.

Let’s all do our part.
Please help keep Brevard beautiful!

5 Reason’s Why Peck Drywall and Painting Recycles

•Recycling Saves Natural Resources – By making products from recycled materials instead of new materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.

•Recycling Saves Energy – It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy.

•Recycling Saves Clean Air and Water – In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.

•Recycling Saves Landfill Space – When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don’t go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.

•Recycling Saves Money and Creates Jobs – The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns.

Serving all of Brevard County

Brevard County Licensed Contractor-Peck Drywall and Painting

Drywall and Painting Contractor

Painters certification # PT393

State License # RX11066969

State Qualified # QB61508

Please give us a call for a prompt and accurate quote!

Melbourne/Beachside: 321-777-9337

Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach: 321-453-6233

Titusville: 321-383-3574

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Proudly servicing these areas on the Space Coast: Melbourne-Melbourne Beach-Palm Bay-Indialantic-Indian Harbour Beach-Vero Beach-Satellite Beach-Viera-Cocoa Beach-Rockledge-Merrit Island-Cape Canaveral-Suntree-Port St. John-Cocoa-Titusville

Chinese Drywall is here in Brevard County, Florida

I have seen numerous homes affected by Chinese Drywall here in Brevard County, Florida. Also, Orange County, Volusia county and Indian River County are reporting it as well.

There are some simple tests that can performed if you suspect that your potential clients home or business has Chinese drywall, we are prepared to perform a few checks as recommended by the State of Florida to confirm the possibility of tainted drywall.

Chinese Drywall is here in Brevard County, Florida.

States with chinese drywall reported.

Palm Bay, Florida home built in 2005:
Affected by Chinese Drywall

After being contacted to do a Chinese drywall inspection by the new owners of this home, I set up the appointment for the next day. As soon as I walked in the door it smelt like rotten eggs and my eyes started to immediately burn.

By the end of the Chinese drywall inspection, it was determined that the entire interior of this home contained Chinese drywall throughout including the garage drywall and the drywall ceiling on the pool patio as well.

Chinese Drywall in Brevard County, FL

Chinese Drywall in Brevard County, FL


The AC’s copper line is corroded. The copper on the inside of this unit is even worse.
Ac Copper Corrosion

Ac Copper Corrosion


Copper corrosion

Copper corrosion

More corrosion in the shower.

Shower corrosion

Shower corrosion

Water supply lines were also corroded.

Corroded Water line and flange.

Corroded Water line and flange.

Chinese Drywall markings:

Chinese Drywall Markings

Chinese Drywall Markings


Identification Method

(1) an initial or threshold inspection to find visual signs of metal corrosion and evidence of drywall installation during the relevant time period, and

(2) the identification of corroborating evidence or characteristics.

The identification process is two steps:

Step 1: Threshold Inspection

(a) Blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and

(b) The installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. A positive result for this step (including both criteria) is a prerequisite to any further consideration.

Visual inspection must show:

Step 2: Corroborating Evidence

Because it is possible that corrosion of metal in homes can occur for other reasons, it is important to obtain additional corroborating evidence of problem Chinese Drywall. Homes with the characteristic metal corrosion problems must also have at least 2 of these corroborating conditions if the new drywall was installed between 2005 and 2008.
For installations between 2001 and 2004, at least 4 of the following conditions must be met. Collecting evidence of these corroborating conditions will in some cases require professional assessors and/or testing by analytical laboratories.

a) Corrosive conditions in the home, demonstrated by the formation of copper sulfide on copper coupons (test strips of metal) placed in the home for a period of 2 weeks to 30 days or confirmation of the presence of sulfur in the blackening of the grounding wires and/or air conditioning coils;

(b) Confirmed markings of Chinese origin for drywall in the home;

(c) Strontium levels in samples of drywall core found in the home (i.e. excluding the exterior paper surfaces) exceeding 1200 parts per million (ppm);

(d) Elemental sulfur levels in samples of drywall core found in the home exceeding 10 ppm;

(e) Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide emitted from samples of drywall from the home when placed in test chambers using ASTM Standard Test Method D5504-08 or similar chamber or headspace testing;

(f) Corrosion if copper metal to form copper sulfide when copper is placed in test chambers with drywall samples taken from the home.
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Always contact your local building department to see if a building permit is required for the work you need and if a state or locally licensed contractor is required to do the job.

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