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Old 02-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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We have an older home in which we are removing the carpet and adding laminate floors. There was paneling all along our living room wall just on the bottom half that we decided to remove. When we removed the paneling we found out that it was there to cover some problems. The main problem is the bottom of the wall, its in rough shape we were wondering if there is a way to fix it. If not can we just replace the bottom of the wall or do we have to replace the whole wall. There are chunks grooved in and corners missing. Thanks for any help given!

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Old 02-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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not sure what you are asking... but you can replace the bottom section of a wall only if that is what you want. keep the drywall off the floor at least a 1/2" so it does not week up moisture from the floor.

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Old 02-14-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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In an older home the plaster may be damaged from abuse. It is easy to repair. Perhaps that is why it had chair-rail and wainscoting (http://www.elitetrimworks.com/home.php?cat=4 ) on it, someone thought it impossible to fix. Or, it could have been installed originally that way with the underlying surface not finished as the builder knew it would be hidden. A picture would be nice……..

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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Pull the bottom sheet and hang a new one, finish, paint, and trim.
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