What is common practice for "floating" or mudding uneven drywall? How much mud is too much? I ask this way because I honestly don't know.
I've hired a contractor to close in an arched dining room to create a bedroom.(About 9 ft. length including a 32in door) After the drywall was up and mudded/textured we saw the addition was close to 1 inch inset from the original wall. It's pretty significant and will definitely be noticeable with floor trim.
I would think this was due to poor framing and they would pull off the drywall and shim the frame to even it out.
But, they are "refloating" and adding what seems to be a ton of mud from the arch to the floor to even it out.
They added "2 bags of sand" today and will add "2 or 3 bags of sand" tomorrow. They already mudded fairly thick along the arch seam before they finished the first time.
It just seems like so much mud and I'm concerned with cracking over time. I should also add the drywall is 5/8 and they are going to be adding about 1 inch of thickness with this technique. Is this a typical and acceptable solution?