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


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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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Roof leak caused major water damage to this ceiling in Suntree, Fl

With all of the rain we’ve been getting here in Brevard County this Summer, it’s no doubt that there are many homes that have had a roof leak. Which leads to potential water damage on ceilings and walls. What’s worse is if the roof leak continues, all of the moisture can lead to wood rot and is the perfect food source termites in any wood framing, furring strips, roof trusses and roof decking.

Even if you have a block home, wood is most likely part of your roofing system and possibly in your wall framing in order to be able to attach the drywall to a block wall when your home was built.

Roof Leak?

The best piece of advice I can give you is when looking for a contractor to repair your roof, ceiling or drywall be sure to hire a licensed contractor to get the best results!

Damage assessment

Damage assessment of ceiling due to roof leak

This blog post is about a water damaged pool patio ceiling caused by a roof leak in the suntree area of Melbourne, Florida.

The ceiling had been repaired previously and by the looks of it, the roof continued to leak until the flat tile roof was completely redone recently by a licensed local roofing contractor.

Once I dug into this exterior ceiling it was apparent that the water damage was more extensive than it looked when the drywall ceiling was in place. I removed most of the ceiling and along with the drywall coming down, so did the blown in insulation…

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.

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Water damaged pool patio ceiling

Water damage ceiling repair
Tearout of the once beautiful skip troweled ceiling

Tearout of the once beautiful skip troweled ceiling

Termite damage to furring strips

Termite damage to furring strips

After speaking with the homeowner about what plan of action it was going to take to get the extra framing replaced and resecured.

Once getting the ok to proceed with the extra work:

I removed all of the damaged furring strips and replaced them with new and installed 5/8″ exterior gypsum drywall soffit board with my handy dandy drywall lift with a 16′ extension.

New furring strips installed

New wood furring strips installed

Ready for drywall

Ready for the 5/8″ exterior gypsum drywall soffit board

First sheet of drywall installed

First sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed

Final piece of drywall installed

Final piece of drywall installed

Next, I finished the new drywall seams with fiberglass mesh tape, two coats of 45 minute setting type compound and skim coated the entire ceiling with USG All Purpose joint compound.

The next day I came back and retextured the entire ceiling with a skip trowel texture that needed to match the other four patios with skip troweled ceilings of this exclusive 6,000 sq ft home.

Drywall finishing-First coat

Drywall finishing-First coat with fiberglass mesh tape and 45 minute setting type compound

Drywall finishing-Second coat

Drywall finishing-Second coat 45 minute setting type compound

Drywall finishing-Third coat and entire ceiling skim coated

Drywall finishing-Third coat and entire ceiling skim coated

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling

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

I apply skip trowel texture with a knife and hauk

I apply skip trowel texture with a knife and hauk

Ceiling Repair and Textures

Most ceilings in our area have some type of texture on them. Whether the texture is popcorn, orange peel, skip trowel texture, knockdown texture or a custom ceiling texture, we can match and blend the texture into the rest of your ceiling flawlessly. I’ve been doing ceiling repairs in the Brevard County area for over 20 years and have the knowledge and skill to get your ceiling back to it’s original luster before the damage had occurred.

Here’s a short before and after video of this Suntree pool patio ceiling before it was repaired and textured. Then the after video of the completed water damaged ceiling repair:

Water Damage Repairs and Texture Matching Experts

The Peck Drywall and Painting Company has been providing our expertise on water damage repairs and restoration projects from hurricane, wind, storm and flood damage, plumbing leaks, water heater and roof leaks for over 19 years here in Brevard County. For you as a contractor or homeowner, we can work with your insurance company and provide expert knowledge and the skills to turn any damaged home or business into a newer looking, updated, 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 to repair your ceilings or walls from a leaking roof at your home or business? Please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form.

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Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Indialantic and Viera: 321-777-9337

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