Join us as we investigate a suspected water leak & drywall repair.
What prompted the project?
Update: 10/2/15 We have a friend that owns a drywall company that gave us some good ideas if we do this project again.
You can apply drywall tape with mud on it along the joints and then skim drywall mud over the screws. They also make "mesh" tape that has an adhesive along the back so it will stick to the drywall, then you can apply Sheetrock mud to fill the surface and cover it.
Also, when you use drywall screws they are designed to be installed so they compress the paper on the surface, but not to break through. The paper is the key to holding everything together. If you drive the screw too far in and break through the paper, it just crushes the gypsum core and larger pieces will come loose.