Drywall Construction Handbook
Your one-stop resource on drywall techniques and technology. To remain competitive in your drywall construction business you need only one tool: Drywall Construction Handbook, Verteran contractor and business consultant Robert Scharff explains in expert detail everything from the basics of installation and finishing to the latest state-of-the-art construction materials. You'll find scores of money- and time-saving tips--tried-and-true techniques for residential and light commercial projects--up-to-date fire regulation codes--new developments in the field--everything you need to stay a step ahead of the competition and avoid costly mistakes! You get instant-access data on: installing wood- and metal-stud drywall partitions; taping joints with various compounds; applying drywall boards to masonry walls; and much more.
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