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SheetrockThere is just something about sheetrock. When lumber turns into walls and the spaces are all defined, it turns a construction site into a home.

A sheetrock crew arrived Wednesday and it looks like they’re going to finish the entire job today. Sounds of drills and hammers and a bustle of people, that’s happiness in custom home construction. They are fast and efficient.

While we are using regular sheetrock in the bulk of the house, we’ve chosen to use Dragon Board — a waterproof, fireproof, mold-proof, fungus-proof, impact resistant construction board — in a number of places. If we could have done the whole house in it, we would have. It’s an ingenious, durable product, but the cost is still prohibitive for large jobs.

We’ll use the Dragon Board in the high-water areas: bathrooms, kitchens, laundry. We’re also using it for the attic flooring (the only place that doesn’t have concrete floors) and the stair treads.

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  • Sarah Patino June 26, 2010, 4:01 am

    Wow Alison. Moving along!!!

  • I assume you mean finished hanging the rock and not finishing it…please tell me they are not done already with finish! I hope they are using Durock or similar for the tape coat for a strong finish.
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  • Alison Moore Smith June 28, 2010, 4:52 pm

    Should I have said “sheetrock hanging COMPLETED”? I guess using “finish” in the description is ambiguous! (You contractor people and your lingo! Will they impressed if I start throwing the term “rock” around? 🙂 )

    The mud is supposed to start tomorrow. Assuming that’s the correct term!

    Thanks, Sarah. It looks awesome with walls!

  • Cherritown July 1, 2010, 9:32 am

    When we had a developer build us a house, the sheetrock crew did lots of damage. They came in fast, but didn’t care about the condition of the house. Damaged tubs and left crud all over the cement that we were going to stain.

  • Alison Moore Smith July 1, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Ugh. Same problem here, except it’s our gorgeous door. I’m not happy about it. Will post later.

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