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Joint ridging, also called beading, is a uniform, fine line deformation occurring at gypsum board joints. It is usually caused by compression of the...

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The protrusion of screw or nail heads above the gypsum panel surface is caused by one or moreof the following: Lumber shrinkage occurring after...

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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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Diamondback® Tile Backer has a built-in moisture barrier, and therefore does not require the use of an additional barrier.

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CertainTeed has found through various cycles of testing that latex/polymer modified thinset creates a secure, strong bond between Diamondback and the...

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When installing special products such as cultured marble or FRP panels, special care must be taken in preparing the Diamondback Tile Backer to...

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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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AirRenew uses an innovative patent pending technology to actively clean air. This advanced gypsum board captures and transforms formaldehyde into...

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Current testing solely deals with the absorption of formaldehyde, which, of all the aldehydes and contaminants, is the most prevalent in residences...

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Yes; when painted with breathable, water based acrylic paints, or even covered with breathable wallpaper.