Thanks in advance! Appreciate any advice on hanging drywall over tongue in groove shiplap in my 1920s home. Main problem is drywall is popping at joints, also cracking over openings.
What drywall thickness is best? Is thicker or thinner better? Also, wouldn type of tape make a difference - paper vs mesh?
-Pier & beam foundation with lots of movement despite recent professional leveling. This is thanks to Dallas Texas heavy clay based soil.
-Will need to be installed over tongue and groove shiplap. It’s pretty flush in most spaces, but there are a few board that stick out a little.
-Room is being mostly (except for shiplap) gutted so trim and casing not an issue.
-I love the sturdiness of 5/8 but don’t know if that’s the best option. Would it be too rigid leading to cracks with movement or slightly uneven shiplap underneath?
A million thanks!