We got involved in a spec house about half-way through the build. We paid up for "Level 5" drywall throughout.
Initially, it looked beautiful. The walls still look great, and most of the ceilings too. But in three rooms (the largest), the ceiling drywall started to fail very quickly (within a month or so).
The drywall company said they could fix it, so they spent a week re-skimcoating the ceilings in those rooms. It looked worse when they were done (they said they were understaffed and put a relatively inexperienced person on the job).
The main drywall guy asked us to give them 10 months. He said after 10 months they'd come back and make us happy. Unfortunately, it seems like the story is changing now. Now they're saying they expect to do normal "warranty" work (fix any popped screws or cracks), but will not undertake a major rework of the ceilings in these rooms.
So my question is, what do you think of these ceilings? Do they look anything like level-5 to you? Our position is, we paid for a level-5 finish which we didn't receive. We don't know why it failed, but it failed. So either the GC or the drywall company need to correct it. We need level-5 ceilings. Are we being unreasonable?
Thanks for any suggestions you might have.