My contractor replaced a section of a ceiling with a new section of drywall (about 2' x 3'), he then built a floor to ceiling closet which covered most of the repaired area. The entire section was neither mudded nor taped.

Is this acceptable ?

  • Are there untaped seams in the closet? If so, this is not standard.
    – bib
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 14:19
  • The answer depends on your contract. Was it stipulated that all surfaces would be finished?
    – isherwood
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 15:28

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Where I work, living spaces are taped and mudded. Garages typically just get tape. Your vicinity might vary.

More importantly, though, did you have a contract with any specifics about the work to be done? If you have paper, then you'll probably get the job finished.

If you don't, you're probably going to have a bit of a struggle to get it done. If you haven't made the final payment, you've got a bit of leverage.

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