As we follow the Obergs' home construction process, the homeowners take a walk through the house to make sure various facets are in the right place. Also, building scientist Glenn Cottrell explains drywalling.
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What Is Drywall?
Before the walls of a new home get covered up with drywall, the other subcontractors have done the carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, etc. These are known as the mechanicals rough-in.
Drywall is a fabricated panel of dried plaster sandwiched between two sheets of paper. It's commonly known as gypsum board or plasterboard, and its brand name is drywall. Once it's up changing anything behind it, unfortunately, is expensive. This reason alone is why it's extremely important for any new homeowner to make several walks through the house to make sure all the plugs, jacks, outlets, etc. are in the proper place.
During one of his visits to the house, Brad notices some problems in the home's framing that could create unevenness in the drywall. Once he and the site supervisor are happy with the solution, the drywall process can begin.
The Drywall Process
-You typically have a crew that "hangs" the drywall.
-And you have a crew that "finishes" the drywall.
Basically, drywalling can be seen as a giant jigsaw puzzle where virtually every square inch is covered.