Posts Tagged ‘drywall’

Be Wary of Drywall

Friday, July 15th, 2011

by Francine Maglione Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? You may be doing Mother Nature a favor by avoiding drywall when finishing your basement. The Los Angeles Times reported that waste drywall takes up a tremendous amount of space in landfills. The process used to manufacture drywall can also have consequences. Mining the gypsum used […]

Drywall Creates a Vicious Cycle

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard When it comes to home building practices, old habits die hard.  Despite the fact that better and more effective building practices are being designed for the home, there’s still builders that will keep beating that dead horse and install the same broken-down systems they’ve built their whole life.  This is especially true […]

The Case against Fiberglass Insulation in a Finished Basement

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Fiberglass might work for above grade areas, but its use in basement can have disastrous consequences.

Tainted Drywall Still a Problem

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

For the past couple of months, news outlets have been buzzing with stories of homeowners in southern states including Florida, Louisiana and Alabama that are feeling the negative effects of tainted drywall in their homes. After tremendous flooding from hurricanes in 2005 and 2006 made the need for drywall in the south skyrocket, contractors began […]

Tainted Drywall in Florida

Monday, February 9th, 2009

There are enough reasons to stay away from drywall (it’s organic, susceptible to mold and mildew, not waterproof, can’t hold any weight, etc.), but did you ever think drywall could pose a danger to your electrical and plumbing systems? Homeowners in Florida, and possibly other places, now need to worry about drywall emitting a terrible […]

Waterproof the Basement before Remodeling

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I’d like to share a sad story with you. Mr. and Mrs. Soker begin this story as a happily married couple with a baby on the way. They own a cozy one-story home in a neighborhood they love, and while they need additional space for their growing family, they’re not ready to leave the area. […]