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Building Checklist Before Hanging Drywall

By: Danny Lipford

Before hanging drywall in your home, make sure everything that’s supposed to be in the wall cavity is in place. Here’s a checklist of items that need to be installed before the drywall goes up:

  • Electrical: All wiring and electrical boxes installed for wall outlets, switches, and light fixtures.
  • Plumbing: Drain lines along with hot and cold water lines.
  • Heating and Cooling: Any ductwork for room vents and air return.
  • TV/Data: Television, computer, telephone, and internet lines and wall boxes.
  • Blocking: Wood blocking needed to support hanging items such as towel racks and safety bars in bathrooms, or for added wall support in rooms with high ceilings.
  • Insulation: Wall insulation for both interior (sound deadening) walls and exterior (heat loss/gain) wall.
  • Inspection: Once everything is ready, have the building inspector check out all the systems before the drywall is installed.

Watch this video to find out more.

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