I am a new home owner. I recently had water damage to my house and needed to have the drywall in my ceilings stripped and replaced (first floor and basement). My contractor has completed the work but I found some issues. I am not sure if these are serious or not, or if I am just being picky. I was wondering if I could get some advice.
First, where the contractor butted the new drywall ceiling against the original section, that was not damaged, there is a change in gradient and the drywall is not level. This is more apparent along the wall/ceiling joint and you can see that it is not a straight line.
Along the wall, where the ceiling drywall joins the wall, there are large gaps. They have already finished mudding and painting, so I think they intend to just cover these large gaps with molding. Should these gaps be taped and mudded as well?
I have recessed lighting. Some of the holes that were cut out were cut too large. When I placed the lights, which have about a 1/4 flange, over the cut out hole, I can see the flange will not cover the entire hole. As I mentioned, the ceiling has already been taped, mudded, and painted, so I don't expect they will be doing any more work. I am not sure how they expect to fix this?
I would ask the contractor, but they've been difficult to get in contact with and have not been showing up the past few days. I get the feeling I will be told it's all normal, which is why I wanted to check here first.
Edit - Photos
Here are some photos. The first two are what it looks like all around the wall in my kitchen, with the gaps.
This is what the lights look like:
And this is the basement. The first photo you can see a bend in the ceiling. The next photo I use a level to demonstrate the slope.