Drywall Contractor Services, Pompano Beach, FL
The History of Drywall Repair and Installation:
Just in case you wondering...drywall was invented by the U.S. Gypsum Company (a.k.a. USG) way back in 1916. That is probably older than anyone who will ever read this. Sackett Board was the original name for drywall. If you are wondering what the two names have in common it is because of Sackett Plaster Company, a then subsidiary of USG. Makes sense to me.
Gypsum is chemically known as calcium sulfate dihydrate. It contains calcium sulfur bound to oxygen and water. Gypsum goes as far back as ancient Egypt and middle east and has been used for decoration and construction then already. Just think about it, the drywall that you are thinking about getting installed or the drywall that you need to be repaired is from a long line of creative and constructive decoration. Very cool!
For modern day use it was originally sold in the form of tiny, fire resistant tiles and in a few short years has become the drywall as we know it. It is literally a gypsum sandwich between two sheets of paper like mayonnaise on wonder bread. Despite the rise of drywall, builders were still hesitant to use it. The reason for this is that drywall was considered the poor man's solution to walls. I just made that up but it's something like that. People were suspicious of drywall and did not think it to be safe. As a result, expensive plaster remained the number solution of the day.
The brand was eventually changed by USG and named something you might be familiar with...Sheetrock. This was an attempt to increase the reputation of drywall, brilliant idea if you ask me, sheet made out of rock. However, this did not work as well as planned and cause drywall to remain a rookie infield.
Builders eventually woke up to the benefits of using Drywall during World War 2. Quick and inexpensive construction materials like drywall aka sheetrock were needed because of all of the other war related expenses and manufacturing. Production of drywall sheets helped offset the expense of labor and other war costs. Drywall became not just a cheaper option but quicker for installation when compared to plaster. Sheetrock became a hero in the war allowing us to construction and building much more efficiently allowing people to spend more money supporting the actual war.
Drywall became the gorilla in building material by the time the war was over. Installation of drywall became part of the construction culture just as much as a nail and a hammer.
Our certified contractors will inspect the drywall. If there are any other weaknesses in the drywall such as holes or water damage not caused from removing the popcorn, we will let you know and advise you on what drywall repair services we suggest you consider.
We care about the environment and recycle our clients’ drywall when we replace complete sheets! We bring old drywall sheets to recycling locations instead of letting it go to a landfill. From there it will be broken down and re-used in a variety of ways such as production of new drywall, cement, and fertilizer.
When we bring new sheets to our clients’ homes, we look first for recyclable products because it cost less and matches our desire to respect the environment. Our drywall suppliers only provide the best and most trusted drywall to finish the job.