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HANGING

Krieser Drywall & Insulation are experts at installing structural and partition walls, providing finish grades from level 0 to 5 based on the Client’s needs. In addition, we can create drywall assemblies that meet or exceed all local fire and building codes, including fire rated rock where required. All of our installers have elevated levels of training to ensure the job is done correctly and efficiently.

Hanging drywall requires precision.

Krieser Drywall & Insulation consistently hangs drywall with the future in mind; with precisely measured gaps to prevent cracking along seams, doorways and windows and to mitigate damage from water absorption from flooding floors. We use drywall drills to ensure consistent placement of screws to guard against popped screw heads ruining your finished surface.

Whether you’re finishing a basement or needing to drywall a two story ceiling in your new home, Krieser Drywall & Insulation has the tools to get the job done right.

Give us a call at 402-432-2031 today for your free estimate.

FINISHING

A lot more goes into drywall finishing than meets the eye, with five levels of finishing, it can become overwhelming. By calling Krieser Drywall & Insulation, you know your project is going to get done right.

Level 0:   No taping, finishing, or accessories.

  • This level of finish may be useful in temporary construction or whenever the final decoration has not been determined.

Level 1:   Single coat with taping set in joint compound on all joints and interior angles.

  • Frequently specified in plenum areas above ceilings, in attics, and areas where the assembly would generally be concealed or in building service corridors, and other areas not normally open to public view. Some degree of sound and smoke control is provided.

Level 2:   Double coating of joint compound over all joints, interior angles, fastener heads and accessories.

  • For non-finished areas behind tile and built-ins, in garages, warehouse storage, or other similar areas where surface appearance is not of primary concern.

Level 3:   Tape embedded in joint compound with one additional coat of joint compound applied over all joints and interior angles, plus two coats of joint compound on fastener heads and accessories.

  • Typically found in residential interiors and in appearance areas which are to receive heavy or medium-texture (spray or hand applied) finishes before final painting, or where heavy grade wall coverings are to be applied as the final decoration. This level of finish is not recommended where smooth painted surfaces or light to medium wall coverings are specified.

Level 4:   Tape embedded in joint compound with two separate coats of joint compound on all flat joints and one separate coat of joint compound applied over interior angles. Fastener heads and accessories covered with three separate coats of joint compound.

  • This level is typically used where flat paints, light textures, or wall coverings are to be applies. In critical lighting areas, flat paints are not recommended over this level of finish.

Level 5:   Thin skim coat of joint compound applied to the entire surface. Tape embedded in joint compound on all joints and interior angles and two separate coats of joint compound over all flat joints and one separate coat of joint compound applied over interior angles. Fastener heads and accessories covered with three separate coats of joint compound.

  • This level of finish is highly recommended where gloss, semi-gloss, enamel, or non-textured flat paints are specified or where severe lighting conditions occur. This highest quality finish is the most effective method to provide a uniform surface and minimize the possibility of joint photographing and of fasteners showing through the final decoration.

Call us for a free estimate for your project or for more information, we’re happy to help  402-432-2031.

TEXTURING

When decorating a home, choosing the perfect drywall texture for walls and ceilings might not be the first thought that comes to mind but can make all the difference. Krieser Drywall & Insulation are experts in creating textures from standard to custom. If your project requires something special we will be happy to do a mock-up for your approval.

The most common textures for walls: Smooth, Splatter, Splatter Knockdown, Orange Peel, and Orange Peel Knockdown. For ceilings: Smooth, Skip Trowel, Swirl, Stomp, Stomp Knockdown, Orange Peel, Orange Peel Knockdown, Splatter, and Splatter Knockdown.

Skip Trowel
This is a commonly known texture and is a style that plasterer’s tools are used to produce. This technique takes considerable skill and can be difficult to master. You’ll get better, more consistent patterns when calling in a professional.


Knockdown
Knockdown uses the same material and tools as Skip Trowel; hawk and wall knife or a trowel, however, for a larger a knockdown tool is preferred. After the surface of the wall or ceiling is layered with plaster, the still wet plaster is dabbed with a trowel, sponge, or other material to create a pattern of peaks. While still wet, the peaks are knocked down using a knife or knockdown tool by slightly grazing across the top. Apply too much pressure and the texture is ruined.


Swirl
Most commonly used for ceiling textures, it can also enhance walls with its beautiful patterns. Either smooth or rough patterns can be chosen to match the look of the room. To create a rough look, a brush is rubbed on the coating. For a smooth texture, a sponge is used. Common types of swirls are sand swirl, perlite swirl, half or full circle.

Stomp
Stomp is achieved by stomping a brush onto the wet compound to get a random brush pattern.


Orange Peel
Orange peel, involves using a spray machine and gun to spray mud product on the ceiling or wall. Consistency of the spray with change the look and feel of the finished texture. This method can also be Orange Peel Knockdown.

Call us at 402-432-2031 for a free estimate on texturing.

PATCHING

Buildings naturally breath, expand and contract with the seasons, humidity, and settling. This can cause cracks in drywall joints which are not only unsightly but can get larger over time, inviting more and more damage. Holes and cracks also pose a threat to the room’s comfort by allowing air flow where heat and cold escape, in turn lowing your energy efficiency. Holes or dented-in drywall  pose an even larger problem as now pests and rodents can find a clear way into your comfortable home.

In other words, it’s not just cosmetic, it’s practical.

 

Our patching experts repair water and flood damage, popped screws, damage incurred during move-in and construction, texture matching and more. You’ll be left with a clean, paint ready area.

Give us a call at 402-432-2031 and get a free estimate today!