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In most cities and counties in the USA, a building department inspection and sign off is required after the sheet rock and concrete board is installed as the building code does specify how these are to be done.
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As such, this may be a good point to define a progress payment.
Concrete board is required behind tile. Sheet rock is required elsewhere. In the picture you see concrete board up to a certain height and sheet rock above that height. When you see this you immediately know how high the tiles will go.
There is also a moisture resistant sheet rock that is sometimes used in bathrooms (check with your local building codes). Moisture resistant sheet rock is green in color and is generically referred to as green board. Regular sheet rock is a light gray color.
I have also seen people install one layer of green board, and then a layer of concrete board, in preparation for installing tile. If your contractor states an intention to do this (it does make sense) find out how your local building department wants to inspect this. Do they need to inspect after each layer (hope this is not the case).
By getting permits and following your cities inspection and approval requirements you’ll know this step of your project is done properly.
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