How to Repair a Punched Wall | Home Guides

Everything from a swinging fist to a doorknob can punch a hole in drywall, leaving an unsightly blemish on the wall of your home. Fortunately, repairing a punched wall requires relatively minor home improvement skills and only basic tools and supplies. Rather than replacing the entire sheet of drywall, fixing damaged drywall typically means adding support to the punched area, then using joint compound to blend this section into the surrounding wall.

Holes Measuring 6 Inches or Less

Cover the hole with a drywall repair patch, which can be found at major home improvement stores. Choose a self-adhesive patch measuring roughly 2 inches larger than the hole on all sides. Peel the backing off and stick the patch to the wall so that it covers the hole.

Dip a putty knife in joint compound and spread a thin layer of joint compound over the drywall repair patch. Scrape sway any

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Bradenton family says two-week repair has left them without a home for nearly three months

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Sherrie Guevara and her three daughters have been staying with family members and friends since early July when a repair project began inside their apartment unit in Bradenton.

She says she was asked to vacate her unit at Westbriar for two weeks, but nearly three months later, the repairs still aren’t finished.

“After the initial first two weeks, every time I would contact my landlord to ask for an update, he would tell me it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week,” said Guevara.

She says nearly three months without a stable place to live has been tough.

“It has been very stressful because I have been displaced with three of my kids. We are in the middle of COVID feeling kind of homeless at this point not having

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Nonprofits reopen home repair grant applications

Through the program, residents can receive up to $5,000 for home repairs, including, but not limited to, updating heating and cooling systems, repairing roofs and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant entrances. Courtesy Amplify GR

Home Repair Services of Kent County and Amplify GR are reopening applications for home repair grants of up to $5,000 for eligible residents of southeast Grand Rapids.

The Neighborhood Strong Home Repair Grant program allows residents to make “critical repairs” to their homes at a fraction of the standard cost. Launched in April 2018, the program has provided more than $350,000 to more than 70 homeowners living in the residential neighborhoods of Boston Square and Cottage Grove.

“The Neighborhood Strong Home Repair Grant was developed to help alleviate the ever-rising cost of homeownership and maintenance, and we want to ensure homeowners are able to stay in their homes,” said Latesha Lipscomb, engagement and relationship manager at

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Handyman Connection Recognized As Top Home Repair Company by Qualified Remodeler

BLUE ASH, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Handyman Connection, a home repair company with over 25 years of experience, announced today its top placement on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list in the home repair category for the tenth consecutive year. This list showcases the top remodelers of 2020, a direct reflection of Handyman Connection’s continued growth and success. For companies to make the Top 500 list, a high caliber of success must be achieved in metrics including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards and community service.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named a top remodeler of 2020 by Qualified Remodeler,” said CEO and President Jeff Wall. “This award recognizes Handyman Connection’s decades worth of success and we are excited to continue delivering quality service and expertise to customers all across the nation.”

Qualified Remodeler,

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Beaches Habitat announces senior home repair program

a group of people sitting around a fire hydrant: Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat's A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.

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Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.

Senior homeowners in the Beaches area who are facing financial struggles can get help with home repairs, thanks to a new program from Beaches Habitat. 

Applications will be accepted during the fourth quarter of 2020 for up to $15,000 in home repair or modifications for qualified senior homeowners. The current year’s focus will be on health and safety repairs that allow senior homeowners to age in place safely in their own homes. Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and demonstrate financial need. 

Beaches Habitat is partnering with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to act as the initial point of contact for the program. BEAM will prescreen applicants for referral to Beaches Habitat. Consideration

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Capital Industries Shares When to Repair Concrete Ceilings – Press Release

MATTITUCK, N.Y., Aug 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Industries, a leader in concrete ceiling crack repair, wants industries to be aware of how recognizing ceiling cracks can save time, money, and valuable property.

Structures are subject to movement over time. Causes of movement include a range of circumstances, including groundwork settlement, weather, moisture, and more. In general, ceiling cracks are the result of either structural damage or aging.

Causes of Ceiling Cracks

1. Moisture

Heavy moisture can significantly damage a ceiling, resulting in water seeping through the roof or upper floors and trickling down. After the initial damage, temperature fluctuation can make matters worse. Moisture will make structures expand and falling temperatures will cause them to contract. These are stressors on materials and joints, leading to cracks.

2. Excessive Weight

Cracked ceilings can be the result of the space above bearing too much weight. The aftereffect of

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Revolutionary Eclipse(TM) Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | State

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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Three years after Harvey, Houston’s home repair program continues to lag. Who is to blame?

As Hurricane Laura barreled toward the Gulf Coast early last week, Juanita Hall felt helpless.

The sensation has become familiar to the 59-year-old since Hurricane Harvey floodwaters filled her home in northeast Houston’s Eastex/Jensen neighborhood three years ago. The house, which Hall inherited a few months before the storm, remains plagued by dry rot, termite damage and mold.

Hall suffers from diabetes and other ailments, and lives with her older brother Clifton, a stroke survivor. They each collect disability benefits — their lone source of income — and, like thousands of other Houstonians, have applied for federal aid to fix their flood-damaged home.

Hall has yet to see a cent of recovery money, however. Her application remains mired within the bureaucratic churn of the city’s housing department, which administers the aid.

“It’s very hard,” she said. “But I trust in the Lord. He has taken me this far and I

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Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

The Drywall Repair Guys offer the benefit of their superior experience and knowledge to the San Diego area residents and contractors.

The Drywall Repair Guys are pleased to announce that they are celebrating a milestone of six years since the launch of the business. Before that time, Armando had accrued nearly four decades of experience in the industry. The drywall repair San Diego business is recognized as the best in the market, exhibiting professionalism, expertise, and ethics. The entire brand has been built on the reputation for quality services and products.

Drywall is a widely used building product. It can be applied quickly to studs or over other materials for a smooth and even surface. The product can be painted, stuccoed, plastered, or finished in different ways. While the boards are stable and smooth, they are also somewhat fragile. It doesn’t take much to put a deep scratch on the

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