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Wraith_Daquell 11-06-2012 08:11 AM

Dog dug through wall... what type of wall is it?
 
I'm a new home owner with a puppy... who took it upon herself to try to dig through a wall in her room. I have researched it ad nauseum, but I don't know what type of wall this is. It was constructed, as far as I can tell, in the past 20 years. The best I can guess is that it's drywall with some sort of insulation? Or is it just drywall and she didn't manage to puncture it? The claw marks from her nails are about 1 inch deep.

Any help? Thanks!

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nealtw 11-06-2012 10:00 AM

Looks like drywall, just get some joint compound and fill it. Pick up a wide blade a fill it with 3 or 4 coats, keep the edges clean as you go and keep it as smooth as you can so you have little sanding when you are done.

Wuzzat? 11-06-2012 03:32 PM

>1" thk drywall?

I guess you could scrape off a cubic inch or cubic centimeter of this white material and weigh it. Almost certainly gypsum is not the same density as plaster.
http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm
Seems like plaster is less dense.

Wraith_Daquell 11-06-2012 07:31 PM

Thank you very much. I'm going to assume it's drywall, then, and go from there. It seems a little thick to be drywall, but then it's on an outside wall so the builder might have picked the thickest type for insulation sake. I live in a cold area.

nealtw 11-06-2012 07:59 PM

I would bet if you held a straight edge across it and measured it, it only looks deep.


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