Drywall can be broken down into 4 main categories.
They are drywall installation, drywall repairs,
mudding and plaster repairs. GSP Restoration
has professional crews that can perform all
of these types of drywall.
Plaster had been the main method of wall construction
for over a hundred years. The application of
plaster was a tedious process consisting of
many hours of skilled and not so skilled labor.
The main disadvantage of plaster was that overtime
it can develop many cracks due to the settling
of the home. These cracks lead to an uneven
surface in the plaster, making people think
that your home was built by amateurs.
The invention of drywall revolutionized the
wallboard industry forever. One of the reasons
for this is that drywall comes in a variety
of sizes and functions. From 1/4” drywall that
is used to smooth out rough ceilings to 5/8”
drywall that is used as a fire stop between
flammable areas of your home. The most common
type of drywall found in homes these days is
Fire rated drywall is normally found in garages
and between apartments or condos. A layer of
it between the living areas and the garage is
required by modern building codes. The building
codes in your area will determine how much of
a fire rating is required. If installed properly,
1 layer of fire rated drywall should provide
at least a 20 minute window for you and your
loved ones to evacuate the home.
Some types of drywall are resistant to mold.
The paper facing that attracts mold has been
replaced with fiberglass that repels mold. This
type of drywall is most often found in the “wet
areas” of your home. These are the kitchens,
bathrooms, & laundry rooms. Mold resistant drywall
is more expensive than regular drywall, but
it will help to add some piece of mind especially
in those areas that are prone to developing
The smaller thicknesses of drywall are intended
to smooth out severely cracked areas or to go
around a curve. Sometimes it is best to add
a thin layer of drywall to severely damaged
or cracked walls and ceilings to conceal cracks.
Other alternatives would include completely
removing heavily damaged walls and adding a
new layer of drywall.
Drywall repairs seems to be one of the most
requested services that we offer. This is mainly
due to the complexity of matching textures.
Textures range from smooth coat to heavy knockdown
texture. It takes years of practice before you
can apply these textures properly. Even more
experience is necessary if you are trying to
blend a repaired section of drywall with drywall
that was installed decades before.
GSP Restoration offers many solutions to your
drywall repair or drywall installation needs.
We have the crews, the knowledge and the training
to handle any size job that you may have. If
you would like more information, or if you would
like to schedule a free estimate in regards
to drywall or any other project you may have.
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