- Mar 8, 2020
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You could be right. I have opened so many cans of worms in my life I sometimes forget the fear of it. Most of the time I see cans of worms left hidden is when people contract someone and finding a deeper problem is not something they are prepared to handle. So not knowing is not knowing. Before I bought my first home we used to rent and when fixing up a dump we rented cheap I was pretty good with painting over duct tape repairs and such. Always had landlords that said I’ll buy the paint if you do the work.Fear of opening up a can of worms?
You nailed it.Fear of opening up a can of worms?
Only way you get better at drywall repair is jumping in and doing it. Watch some YouTube videos, get the proper tools and have at it. One thing I've learned over the years is never apply more mud than you absolutely need. It's easier applying more than sanding off excess.You nailed it.
For repair, I am concerned that, if I try just using drywall mud and some tape to smooth over the damage, the mud may not stick. Plus I am not so good at drywall in a tight corner. Any ideas or should I just bite the bullet?
There was a bunch of subterranean termite tubes on interior side of the foundation directly below this spot. I had this location, and all other areas where there was an exterior slab against the foundation, treated. Since then, each year I do a thorough inspection interior and exterior.If it is termites, how do you know they are “long gone”?