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I am putting a full size brick accent wall in the basement we renovated, reutilizing the brick we had removed from the basement.

I have a wood basement now, and am wondering if I should put regular drywall up or something else, if so what?

The wall will be about 20' wide by 8 feet high with a drywall ceiling.

Here is the renovtion if you would like to see it:

http://mcnaughtonbasementrenovation.shutterfly.com/


Any help you can provide would be great.

Thanks.

Lefte
 

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Since you are recycling brick and making a wall out of it, I don't see that you gain anything putting drywall behind it. However, I suppose the drywall might serve is a guide to keep your brick wall as square, flush and plumb as the drywall. I doubt that a real mason would use or need such a crutch though.
 

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the one wall is an accent wall the rest are being sheetrocked, including the ceiling? Even with a vapor shield, I'd still use a moisture rated board. I get repair calls on a lot of old cantilever's because of drainage issues.
Nice photo album btw. You've been working your butt off
 
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