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More Than 700 Homes Annually Project Profile

To build the best home possible, homeowners and contractors alike consistently look to save time and money during construction while ensuring durability and longevity. Illinois-based Ken Polhamus and his team put their trust in USG Sheetrock® Brand Paper-Faced Bead to deliver quick, crack-free corners in 700 homes each year.

Unlike traditional metal corner bead, which is fastened to the framing using nails, paper-faced bead is attached directly to the drywall using tape and compound. As a result, it can move with the drywall as the lumber expands and contracts, ultimately reducing the likelihood of cracks. As a bonus, Polhamus estimates the paper-faced installation process takes half the time of metal corner bead, saving time and building costs.

Crack-free corner performance means fewer repairs over the life of a home, resulting in an approximate $50,000 annually savings in service costs for the company. 

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People Involved

Great Plains Drywall Subcontractor

Project Scope

700 homes annually

Special Factors

Save time, costs across multiple constructions.