Drywall Materials and Their Applications

August 10, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

This post is part of a much larger commercial drywall guide.When it comes to interior finishing for commercial construction, drywall is an essential element that forms the foundation for creating smooth, polished walls and ceilings. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the world of drywall materials, exploring their types, benefits, and applications. Whether you’re a general contractor or a building owner seeking to make informed decisions for your next project, this article will equip you with the knowledge you need to choose the right drywall material.Introduction to DrywallDrywall, also known as plasterboard or wallboard, is a widely used building material that revolutionized the construction industry. It’s composed of a core material, typically gypsum, encased between two sheets of paper. Drywall offers a smooth and even surface for painting, wallpapering, or applying decorative finishes. Its versatility and ease of installation have made it a staple in both residential and commercial projects.Types of Drywall MaterialsLet’s take … Continued

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The Comprehensive Guide to Successful Commercial Drywall Installations

July 11, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

*This post is a pillar post. Multiple in-depth blog posts have been linked throughout the article for more information.Commercial Drywall is a fundamental component of commercial construction projects, playing a crucial role in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into every aspect of commercial drywall, providing valuable insights and best practices for achieving successful installations. As experts in this field, we feel like we have a lot of great information to offer.Whether you’re a contractor, architect, or business owner, understanding the nuances of commercial drywall is essential for creating durable, safe, and visually appealing spaces.Understanding Commercial DrywallIn this beginning section, we’re going to give a bit of a basic overview of what drywall is, and how it’s commonly used in commercial construction.We’ll also go over different types of drywall, and what some common sizes and thicknesses you’ll typically see in a commercial build.Definition and Purpose … Continued

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How to Work With a Commercial Sub-Contractor

April 25, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.As an experienced commercial drywall team, we know firsthand the importance of building strong partnerships with general contractors and other trades. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and effective communication to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.In this article, we’ll share our insights on the do’s and don’ts of working with a commercial construction sub-contractor, as well as best practices for establishing successful partnerships.Check out the FAQ at the end of this article for more information, as always.What is a Commercial Sub-Contractor?First things first, let’s define what a sub-contractor is in the construction industry. A sub-contractor is a company or individual hired by a general contractor to perform specific tasks or services on a construction project. Sub-contractors can include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, drywall experts and many other trades. As an interior systems sub-contractor, … Continued

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Why Control Joints are Essential for Commercial Drywall Installation

February 20, 2023 | Drywall

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.As a seasoned commercial drywall installation company,  we’ve seen it all when it comes to cracking and other issues in drywall installations. One of the key tools in preventing these problems is the use of control joints. But what are control joints and why are they so important? In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of what control joints are and their role in preventing cracking in drywall.What are Control Joints and How Do They Work?Control joints are thin lines cut into drywall to allow for movement in the building structure and prevent cracking. Essentially, they’re designed to act as a weak point in the drywall, so that if the building does experience movement, the control joint will be flexible instead of cracking the drywall.What Different Types of Control Joints Exist?There are several different types of control joints available, each with their own … Continued

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How Humidity Affects Drywall

January 16, 2023 | Drywall

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.Drywall, also known as plasterboard or gypsum board, is a widely used building material for constructing walls and ceilings. It is durable, relatively easy to install, and provides an effective and affordable solution for finishing interior surfaces. However, drywall can be sensitive to changes in humidity and may be damaged by high levels of moisture in the air.In this blog, we’ll be discussing how high levels of humidity can negatively affect drywall.Drywall DistortionOne of the main ways in which humidity can be harmful to drywall is by causing it to warp, bulge or even crack. When the moisture content of the drywall is not properly balanced, it can lead to swelling or shrinkage, which can cause these issues. This is especially important during the install of the drywall. If drywall is installed when it is humid, it will dry out and … Continued

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The 5 Levels of Drywall Finishing

December 28, 2022 | Drywall

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.When completing a project, understanding the desired aesthetic of the space and how it relates to the five degrees of finish you may achieve with gypsum board surfaces is crucial before completing the drywall on any job.This is because you need to plan for the materials, labor, and time required.In this blog, we’ll be discussing the 5 levels of drywall finish, and what applications they’re typically used for. Before we begin, here’s a few important things to note:If your sole goal is to have joints completely hidden, you should opt for a trowel plaster finish.Level 0 through 4 are about covering the joint, and level 5 skim is mostly for aesthetics. Without further ado, let’s get into it.Level 0What is a Level 0 Gypsum Finish?In Level 0, Gypsum boards are simply left in their pre-installed state, without the need for adhesive, finishing, … Continued

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Project Highlight: Chabad Jewish Center of Solon

December 16, 2022 | Projects

The Chabad Jewish Center of Solon is a religious center located in the heart of Solon that offers weekly services, Hebrew classes, after school care, and a preschool for North-East Ohio Jewish residents.The congregation needed additional room to host larger holiday services, commemorate lifecycle events, and host kiddushes after services. Due to a substantial increase in their community, they’re no longer able to hold their events in the basement. After an 11,000 square foot addition was approved by the Solon City Council in early 2021, the Chabad hired architect Ron Kluchin and general contractor Marous Brothers Construction.AIR was subcontracted by Marous Brothers Construction to work on the social hall itself, as well as the breezeway that connected the two buildings. Marous Brothers Construction chose AIR due to our industry experience, previous working relationship, and reasonable pricing.As part of the construction, AIR’s team did all of the interior and exterior framing, drywall work, … Continued

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Types of Commercial Drywall for Installation

August 7, 2022 | Drywall

There are various types of commercial drywall that can be used during construction. Each one offers different benefits, so depending on the needs of your business, you can customize each room. Continue reading to learn more about each type of drywall from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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How to Protect Your Drywall from Moisture

December 6, 2021 | Drywall

If you know anything about drywall, you know that moisture is its number one enemy. When moisture gets into drywall, it starts to lose its structural integrity and becomes soft and weak. Also, when drywall takes on too much moisture, it runs the risk of developing mold, which is unsightly and dangerous to your health. At Architectural Interior Restorations Inc., we are experts in drywall installation and repairs, and today we’re discussing things you can do to protect your drywall against moisture.

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