HOW STRONG IS DRYWALL?

 By Myron R. Ferguson About 10 years ago I organized a field trip to a drywall factory. I took my employees, my father, the owner of the local drywall yard, and that’s about it. Turns out visiting a drywall factory is not at the top of most people’s list like it was on mine. The…

CAN A SUBCONTRACTOR MAKE CONSISTENT MONEY?

  CAN A SUBCONTRACTOR MAKE CONSISTENT MONEY?…. Myron’s perspective Being a drywall contractor I really like what I do for a living, but I wouldn’t do it every day for free. Matter of fact, if I could make more money doing what I do, I would like what I do even more. But I guess…

THOUSANDS OF SCREW POPS

One of my favorite magazine ads is of a drywall contractor standing in front of a couple who are his customers. He is gesturing toward a white painted wall that is completely bare. The caption reads: “MOST ART IS APPRECIATED WHEN IT IS SEEN -YOURS IS WHEN IT ISN’T” I recently had a general contractor ask me…

ELIMINATING PROBLEMS WITH DRYWALL BUTTED SEAMS

Drywall panels are typically produced in lengths up to 16-ft and standard widths of 48 and 54 inches.  The long edges of drywall panels are tapered slightly to accommodate joint tape and compound.  The panel ends are cut square and finished smooth with the gypsum core exposed, and are thus un-tapered.  Similarly, whenever a contractor…

WHATS UP WITH THE SPRAY FOAM CONTRACTORS

Expanding spray foam insulation has become real popular. Applying the spray foam is fast passed work. The applicator moves from bay to bay judging the proper amount that will quickly expand to the desired thickness. If the sprayer is moved too slowly then too much insulation will be installed.  Also the applicator has to wear…

FROM MODEST TO ELEGANT

         FROM MODEST TO ELEGANT                                        Myron R. Ferguson        Drywall Tools, Materials, and Techniques have changed a lot over the years.                         When I put on clinics I often mention that 20 years ago I could go into a drywall supply…