What Are the Four Levels of Drywall?
Most homeowners and builders alike need some help in understanding the levels of drywall service on offer. Below is a breakdown of what they entail!
Drywall Level 0
This is no taping, finishing, or accessories. This level is often used in temporary construction or whenever the final finished has yet to be determined.
Drywall Level 1
This is a single coat with taping that has been set in a joint compound on all the joints and interior angles. Often specified in plenum areas that are above ceilings, in attics, and areas where the assembly is concealed, or in areas that are not seen, there is also some degree of sound and smoke control provided.
Drywall Level 2
This is a double coating of joint compound over the joints, fastener head, interior angles, and accessories. For non-finished areas found behind tile and built-ins, also done in garages, warehouses, or other similar areas where the surface appearance is of no concern.
Drywall Level 3
This is when tape is embedded in joint compound, and has an additional coat of joint compound applied over the joints and interior angles, in addition to two coats of joint compound on fastener heads and other accessories. Generally seen in residential interiors and in areas which will eventually be textured. This level of finish is not recommended when smooth painted surfaces or light wall coverings are desired.
Drywall Level 4
This is when tape is embedded in a joint compound that has two separate coats of joint compound on all the flat joints, in addition to one separate coat of joint compound over interior angles. Both fastener heads and accessories are covered with three separate joint compound layers. This level is used where flat paints, light textures, and wall coverings are going to be applied.
For information pertaining to our drywall service, please feel free to call us at Home Helper - licensed Contractor today at this number (760) 205-6552 for an appointment, we are based in the Hemet, CA area.