Best Practices for Transporting Drywall
Not really a green building question but planning on picking up some drywall in a week or two to finish my basement renovation. I need to take measurements but I’m guessing at least 20 sheets. I want to use green board, local box store sells a 4×8 sheet for $15. I have to call tomorrow for prices at lumbar yard 5 min away and a drywall supplier about 30 minutes away but should I be expecting to pay a lot more? Do you guys just pay for delivery and skip picking it up? I have a small pickup, 6 foot bed. I could get someone to help me load up from box store but not sure worth the trouble to hand pick 20+ sheets. I’m assuming lumbar yard will drop it in back of pickup and strap it for me, they usually do with wood. So should I go pick it up at box store, drive to lumbar yard or drywall supplier and have them drop it in, or just deliver the whole thing. I’m assuming you throw the guy a few bucks at lumbar yard to load is cheaper than delivery but I think delivery at lumbar yard is a flat rate at $25 not sure. They probably just dump it right off a truck instead of carrying it, never did this before. Box store charges $79 delivery but I’m sure you get drywall all mangled up.
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