Lead Lined Gypsum Board
Lead Lined Gypsum Board is used to cover most walls for radiation shielding protection or for sound isolation.
Lead lined gypsum board is available in various lead thickness and heights. It is attached to walls using techniques designed to ensure a continuous lead sheet to the shielding height specified in the order.
Gypsum Board is bonded to the lead sheet, providing good support during installation. It is mounted vertically to metal or wood studs by normal drywall screws. Those screws are then covered with a round lead tab to ensure continuous shielding. We recommend 5/8" gypsum board for lead shielding to support the extra weight of the lead.
All cutouts in the lead-lined drywall for wall switches, outlets, etc., must be shielded with sheet lead to prevent leakage.