The widespread use of drywall in residential construction began during the housing boom following WWII.
According to this article it was about 100 years ago…
Wikipedia confirms that this is probably accurate:
“Sackett Board” was invented in 1894 by Augustine Sackett. It was made by layering plaster within four plies of wool felt paper. Sheets were 36″ x 36″ x 1/4″ thick with open (untaped) edges.”
“Gypsum Board” evolved between 1910 and 1930 beginning with wrapped board edges, and elimination of the two inner layers of felt paper in favor of paper-based facings. Later air entrainment technology made boards lighter and less brittle, then joint treatment materials and systems also evolved. “
Never knew that… wonder how long it will be until the update this section to include the technological revolutions that have been made, making the process of creating drywall much more eco-friendly! 😉
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