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Job site handling and storage of building materials is essential to reducing the potential for mold growth. Store building materials in areas that...

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When gypsum board is exposed to elevated levels of moisture, an assessment of the potential damage to the gypsum board must be made as to whether...

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Gypsum is approximately 21 percent by weight chemically combined water which greatly contributes to its effectiveness as a fire resistive barrier....

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"Type C" drywall is a specially formulated gypsum board, meeting all the requirements of “Type X” gypsum board, with additional properties to further...

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Yes, screws may be used as an alternative to nails in fire rated assemblies, but must be substituted one for one with the head diameter and length...

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Both regular and Type X gypsum board are covered under the ASTM C 1396, gypsum board standard specification. Regular drywall has naturally occurring...

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Fire resistance is an important factor that influences the specifications for most building designs today. Since gypsum is a naturally fire-resistant...

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As of this time, we only recommend the use of 1/4" Diamondback Tile Backer for use in a floor application, as the 1/2" and 5/8” products have not...

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A moisture barrier is recommended to be installed over GlasRoc, so finishing/treating the joints is not necessary, unless (a) prescribed by local...

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No. GlasRoc Sheathing is not manufactured to meet the requirements of the TCNA [Tile Council of North America] to be used as a tile backer....

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We do not recommend the painting of GlasRoc and Diamondback, as regular paint would most likely not adhere to the polymer coating of the board, and...

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All gypsum products manufactured in North America are going to be readily identifiable in multiple ways. 1. End Tapes. Most drywall comes packaged as...

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Understanding the Six Finish Levels for Drywall, Glass Mat and Gypsum Panels The recommended levels of finish are as follows, as stated in the Gypsum...

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Most homeowners spend countless hours selecting home entertainment systems that carefully replicate the movie theater experience. And, while the...

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Most would consider the selection of state-of-the-art audio and video equipment as the most important factor in designing a home theater or media...

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A dedicated media room with high-tech audio and visual components is among the most desired amenities for new homeowners. Whether you are buying a...