"Call Your Mudder"

Plastering
1 Old Old Toronto ON M5R3T5
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Bruce from Toronto
Bruce from Toronto
19 reviews Toronto, ON
0/10

Basement taping and plastering

Steve seems to specialize in stucco removal. Perhaps he is good at that. He's a very friendly guy and I made the mistake of hiring him to tape and plaster my newly drywalled basement. It took him a number of days and I saw no cause for concern. Upon "completion", I took a quick look and everything seemed OK - of course, all surfaces were covered in a thick layer of dust. After vacuuming, I came to the horrid realization that the space was RIFE with flaws. Unfinished, really, would be the correct word - not a smooth seam to be found. Entire areas missed. I texted him about the problems and he said he would return to take a look. Well guess what - no Steve and no response to my subsequent calls and texts. NOTHING. I've spent at least 20 hours repeatedly sanding and plastering, and I'm still dismayed. The walls are OK but the ceiling is atrocious - everyone looks at it and grimaces. EVERY corner where wall meets ceiling has cracked - rather than try to fix I have hidden it with crown molding. Steve took my money and ran - avoiding opportunists like him is the reason HomeStars exists. I realize he has a few positive reviews, but be careful not to dismiss my experience as an aberration - it happened to me and it can happen to you. Exercise extreme caution, and above all else, DO NOT PAY BEFORE A VERY THOROUGH FINAL INSPECTION! You've been warned...

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The mistake I made with this job was giving a quote before the drywall was completed. If you got to the root of the problem you would find that maybe you shouldn't have cheaped out and actually hired someone qualified to frame and hang the drywall. I plaster walls, I dont straighten bananas. Not my proudest job but the fact you would give me a zero is a joke and then claim to work 20 hrs additional is absurd and frankly just not believable. Im a finisher and sometimes there is only so much I can do with crooked drywall. I stand by my work %100