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What You'll Get
Handymen take care of tough jobs around the house, whether it's unclogging the drain or helping the kids bury a broken water heater out back. Fix what can be fixed with this Groupon.
- $279 for eight hours of handyman services ($499 value)
This deal may be used for everything from shelving installation to drywall and spackling services.
Drywall: If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Brag About Being Flexible and Inexpensive
Read Groupon's guide to find out why drywall makes such a good material for remodeling your home.
A plaster wall can last for centuries, but its installation is too labor intensive to be practical. Brick walls are simple to build, but they're no match for a big bad wolf with a sledgehammer. A wall made of drywall, however, is sturdy and cost-effective, harnessing the advantages of two unlikely materials—paper and rock. To create drywall—also known as plaster board or gypsum board—manufacturers grind a mineral known as gypsum into powder, mix it with water, and pour the paste between two sheets of paper, forming a modular rectangle that's easily stacked in piles and can affix to wall studs with nothing but a few nails.
An abundant and naturally occurring mineral, gypsum makes a good building material for several reasons. Because its volume is 50% water, it's largely fire resistant, at least for a limited time, and its density also helps nullify sound—both useful qualities if your pet dragon wants to learn the drums. Drywall is also easy to repair. If you knock a hole in solid wood or plaster, fixing it may require some serious work, but damaged drywall can simply be cut out and replaced. Its many variety of drywall suit several specific projects, too—flexible drywall fits around curves and arches, moisture-resistant board withstands a bathroom's high humidity, and extra-durable panels can survive in high-risk areas such as playrooms.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only within 40 miles of 32221. Valid for labor only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.