I need to replace drywall in my basement. I understand it comes in
regular, mold-resistant, and greenboard varieties, and I want to find
their relative prices. But I could not find that info via Google or
in the Homedepot and Lowes Websites. (Prices of drywall nails,
screws, tools, spackle, spackling tape, corner moldings, etc are
listed in exhausting detail, but prices of drywall itself are not in
evidence.) Where can I get this info?
Ditto on the fiberglass faced...The only draw back is that the whole sheet
has to be skimmed...You also have to use JUST the setting type compounds and
mold resistant Fibatape as they don't mold like regular drywall mud and
paper tape...It is a whole system....If that route is to much for you get
the mold resistant rock and tape as you normally would...HTH...
Personally, I prefer bare concrete in a basement. It's a BASEMENT. But
if the walls must be covered, I'd go with paneling of some sort,
probably attached in some way that it can be non-destructively removed.
(Think panels hung like a curtain from sill plate, or a cleat up high.)
Things below grade have a nasty habit of leaking, or at least getting damp.
Ummm, get iny our car and gto to the nearest store and take a look at
the price tag over the display rack that has the stuff you want? That's
how we used to to it in the old days. Not sure if that works anymore
The green mold-resistant is about a dollar more per sheet, maybe $11
for a 4x8 sheet. The paper is treated, a good idea for a basement.
Drywall, drywall compound, mesh tape are relatively inexpensive. Go
to Home Depot or Lowes to get prices.
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