Unless you are well on your way towards DIY expertise, moving into a full-time professional career of running your own business, specialist or generalised, it is usually going to be a good idea to leave all essential drywall repairs and maintenance work to the present-day full-time professionals. In the meantime, here is a brief introductory guide to the drywall repair wichita materials being used. Currently-used primary base materials being used include gypsum and, still, asbestos cement boarding.
The drywall technicians are also still applying their minds to plywood and wood pulp. Wood fiber and pulp boards are made by compressing layers or pieces of wood with adhesives. These are then manufactured with wood grain. A number of other surface effects have been added. But asbestos-cement boards are formulated from a mixture of cement and asbestos fiber. These have been wet and then pressed into sheet or board form. Also note that organic fibers are now being added to certain asbestos-cement boards.
These will be promoting resilience. And it becomes a lot easier for the technicians to do their machining work. They are also treated with curing agents, water resisting admixtures and a number of other materials, all designed to help improve performance and the ease with which they can be worked. Thinner asbestos-cement sheets are generally backed with plywood or insulating boarding. This being done to improve the resistance to impact. Drywalls go beyond just being the obvious. They still keep exteriors dry within reason.
But then they also have insulating or thermal capabilities. And they even have sound-suppressing or high acoustic capabilities as well. This just goes to show how far the drywall has come in less than a century since it was first mooted as a replacement to traditional bricks and mortar.