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Drywall Requirements

Construction hour signs and address are posted on all job sites

Gas / Electric utilities are removed (if found to be unsafe)

Permit and approved plans are on the site

Previous required inspections are signed off

Debris removed from underfloor area

General Inspection

Gypsum shearwalls are installed per approved plans and the prescriptive wall bracing requirements

The drywall ends break over the framing

Electrical outlet maximum setback is 1/4" from drywall face and no side gaps more than 1/8" to electrical outlet

Joints are staggered on opposite sides of the framing members

Ceiling drywall is installed over edge of wall panel per gypsum association

Sheetrock is installed perpendicular to framing members

Fasteners

All fasteners are approved gypsum board type

All screws are gypsum board type “W” or "S" unless otherwise noted and long enough to penetrate a minimum of 5/8” into wood and 3/8” into steel

The nailing pattern on walls is 8" on center at the ends and in the field. The nailing pattern on the ceilings is 7" on center at the ends and in the field

The screw pattern on the walls is 16” for 16” on center framing and 12” for 24” on center framing

The screw pattern on the ceiling is 12” on center for framing spaced 16” or 24” on center

Completion

Notes or any additional comments

I confirm that all checklist items listed have been reviewed prior to submitting this form.

Name & Signature of Inspector

General Drywall Inspection Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 1

A drywall inspection checklist is a tool used to guide inspectors in evaluating drywall installation. Use this checklist to identify any issues like misaligned holes for electrical boxes, drywall screws driven too far and other non-compliant items.

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Inspection

Drywall Requirements

Construction hour signs and address are posted on all job sites

Gas / Electric utilities are removed (if found to be unsafe)

Permit and approved plans are on the site

Previous required inspections are signed off

Debris removed from underfloor area

General Inspection

Gypsum shearwalls are installed per approved plans and the prescriptive wall bracing requirements

The drywall ends break over the framing

Electrical outlet maximum setback is 1/4" from drywall face and no side gaps more than 1/8" to electrical outlet

Joints are staggered on opposite sides of the framing members

Ceiling drywall is installed over edge of wall panel per gypsum association

Sheetrock is installed perpendicular to framing members

Fasteners

All fasteners are approved gypsum board type

All screws are gypsum board type “W” or "S" unless otherwise noted and long enough to penetrate a minimum of 5/8” into wood and 3/8” into steel

The nailing pattern on walls is 8" on center at the ends and in the field. The nailing pattern on the ceilings is 7" on center at the ends and in the field

The screw pattern on the walls is 16” for 16” on center framing and 12” for 24” on center framing

The screw pattern on the ceiling is 12” on center for framing spaced 16” or 24” on center

Completion

Notes or any additional comments

I confirm that all checklist items listed have been reviewed prior to submitting this form.

Name & Signature of Inspector