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Drywalling Installation and Finishing Services in Halifax Regional Municipality

Commercial enterprises require reliable drywalling and finishing services. At Shoreview Developments Inc, we are dedicated to providing quality and dependable drywall and finishing services for your property. We will efficiently take care of your project from start to finish, from the installation stage where we settle down the screws and joints of your drywall to the finishing point where all your walls need is paint and the finishing expertise of our drywall finishers. If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced team for drywall installation and finishing in Halifax Regional Municipality, then call us today for an estimate on your project.

Drywalling Installation

You can rely on our skilled and experienced team for the installation of:

Standard and fire-rated drywall to walls, ceilings, and bulkheads

Exterior drywall reinforced with fibreglass

Backer boards for ceramic tiles and other products

Abuse-resistant sheets and goods

Fire separations

Fire-rated shaft walls

Separations for sound control

Drywall Finishing

At Shoreview Developments Inc, we also provide premium finishing services after implementing drywall installations in Halifax. Our professional drywall finishers work with both standard drywall finishing materials and specialty acoustical coatings according to our client’s requirements. Our team is skilled in finishing techniques, such as working with tape, finish and fill coats, beads, sand, and more.

What Is Drywall?

Drywall is a construction material used to create walls and ceilings. It's also used to make many design features and architectural specialties. It's easy to install and very durable.


Drywall consists of a single layer of compressed gypsum sandwiched between two sheets of heavy paper. Gypsum is a mineral found in massive beds that look like white sand. Once it has been mined, raw gypsum is then mixed with several additives, including starch, paper pulp and a thickening agent, then mixed with water to create a thick paste. Afterward, the gypsum paste is spread onto Manila paper and another sheet of Manila paper is then laid on top. Then, the entirety passes through industrial ovens and dries the material out to prepare it for cutting. Typically, drywall comes in 4’x8′, 4’x10′, and 4’x12′ sheets.


The name “drywall” refers to the fact that a drywall panel is installed without the use of water. Before drywall became widely used, building interiors were made of plaster; walls and ceilings used to be made by placing layers of wet plaster over thousands of wooden strips.

Types of Drywall

Drywall is the most common interior wall surface in Canadian homes. It is also called “wallboard”, or by the brand name “Sheetrock”. Drywall has a gypsum core with coarse paper on the back and smooth paper on the finish side. There are several types that have been developed for specific applications:

Water-resistant drywall This one is sometimes called “greenboard”. It has the same gypsum core as drywall but has a water-resistant facing. It is not waterproof and will deteriorate with long-term exposure to moisture. Greenboard is typically used in bathrooms around bathtubs and shower enclosures.

Concrete backer board Also called cement board, it is used as a backing for ceramic tiles, including countertops. Cement board is a tough panel formed by cement slurry and reinforced fibreglass mesh and resists direct moisture, making it the best choice for installation in areas of high humidity.

Type X drywall Type X drywall represents the highest standard in drywall and is the most expensive. It is 5/8″ thick and is used in commercial buildings such as hospitals and schools where fire-proofing is essential. It has a fire code C rating, meaning it will block fire for approximately 90 minutes.

Prevention Tips Regarding Drywall Installation in Halifax

All types of drywall are vulnerable to both moisture and mildew. The best strategy in regard to mould and moisture damage after drywall installation is to avoid them. Keep surfaces dry and the relative humidity of the air reasonably low. Proper insulation and vapour barriers should be in place on the interior walls behind the drywall. This prevents moisture from condensing inside the walls.


When drywall becomes damp or is installed in a humid area, it can become vulnerable to mould damage. Mould is a fungus composed of microorganisms that cause allergies, asthma, and other health problems. Regardless of the type of drywall used in an installation, it should be removed and replaced once it has become water-damaged. Drywall will not regain its original properties if it has become wet, even if it has been allowed to dry. It is cheaper and easier to remove and replace drywall than to repair water and mould damage.

Contact Us

Trust the experts of Shoreview Developments Inc for your drywall installation and finishing in the Halifax area. Reach out to us . Also, discover our insulation installation services and our accomplished commercial and residential projects .

Drywall Installation and Finishing in Halifax Regional Municipality

Our experienced team is here for all your drywall installations and requirements in Halifax!

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