As an interior trim contractor, I know my work won't look good if the framers are sloppy. That's why I always carefully inspect the walls before my crew shows up — hopefully before the drywall is hung.

Sometimes, when it's my first time working for a GC, the drywall's installed before I even see the site. I'll still do the inspection, but if I encounter surfaces that are lumpy, bowed, or out of plumb, I make it clear that unless the builder tears off the drywall and fixes the frame, the trim won't look right. The builder has to do this only...

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