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Problem: Visible joints, ridging and tape delamination of drywall.

Cause: Improper drywall installation.

Solutions:

  • Fasten boards from the center outward to avoid putting them into compression. Do not force oversized panels into place.
  • Minimize butt joints by using the longest sheets possible.
  • Install metal studs with all flanges facing the same direction and mount drywall in the direction opposite to flanges as shown in Figure 68. This prevents flange deflection and joint problems.

Metal Studs - Drywall Mounting Direction

Figure 68 - Metal Studs - Drywall Mounting Direction

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