Gypsum Association releases updates to wallboard repair standards

New best practices cover joint ridging and screw or nail pops.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | August 4, 2014

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairing Screw or Nail Pops standards publications. Each set of recommendations clarifies best practices associated with common wallboard repairs. Joint ridging, or beading, is a uniform, fine linear deformation that occurs at the joints of finished and decorated gypsum panel products. Fastener popping occurs most commonly from lumber shrinkage due to initially high moisture content in newly constructed wood framing. 

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