Category Archives: sheetrock

What Does Tape and Float Mean

The term “taping and floating” is used to describe the way sheetrock is finished after it is hung on a wall or ceiling.  After the sheetrock or drywall is hung on the wall or ceiling, the “tape” is applied to the joints where the sheetrock is joined with mud or joint compound.  This helps hide…

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How to remove a popcorn ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were a very popular design trend during the 1960s and 70s. However, many people living in homes of that era don’t like the way textured ceilings look, and want to get rid of them. It really dates the house and makes can be scraped off really easily.  When I build a custom home…

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Why is my sheetrock cracking?

There are a few answers for this one and I see lots of it living here in San Antonio, Texas.  First, your foundation could be moving or settling a bit.  Don’t be alarmed.  Most foundations will settle over time and a crack in the drywall isn’t necessarily a big deal.   Simple taping and floating can…

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