Proper taping will make your drywall look like it was hung by a pro! Taping is actually one of the single most important parts of any drywalling project, because it hides the seams and joints. The purpose of drywall tape is simple: It helps hold the joint compound in place. Without the tape to support it, the wet joint compound is more likely to sag out of the joints. Achieving a smooth, flat finish on interior walls that lasts can be tricky and we are B & V Contracting Enterprises, Inc. are pros at it.
The joints between drywall panels must be filled with wet joint compound, smoothed out, and then sanded to remove bumps and ridges. Over time, even the slightest movement of the wall (via structure settling) can cause the dried joint compound to crack and crumble away, marring the surface of the formerly smooth wall. However, when drywall tape is used to hold the compound in place, the compound is less likely to crumble away when shifting occurs. The tape also provides an optimal surface for creating a smooth look.
Taping Installation differs depending on the type of tape you choose. Some types of tape are embedded in a coat of compound that goes on the wall first. Mesh tape, on the other hand, is positioned over a wall seam, and compound is applied over the tape, allowing it to ooze through perforations in the tape and into the seam beneath.
There are various type of tapes available for different variation and characteristics like Paper Tape, self-Adhesive Tape, Flexible Tape, Moisture Resistance Tape, Mold Resistance Tape, Fire Resistance Tape etc.