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Pardner 07-02-2013 08:22 AM

Gap between drywall and baseboard
Hello all,

New member and first-time home owner. My wife and I just bought a house that needs some work. We hired a contractor for the stuff I didn't want to tackle (bathroom/boiler/plumbing/electrical). The rest I think we can do at our own pace.

In one hallway, the previous owner put up some mirror tiles with double-sided tape. Most of the tiles were cracked.... so down they came. But We discovered a 2" gap between the bottom of the drywall and the baseboard. The gab is only a foot long.

I did a search online for fixes, most results were for caulking between the baseboard and drywall. Any suggestions or links to relative articles?

joecaption 07-02-2013 09:23 AM

Need a picture.

Pardner 07-02-2013 09:38 AM

Will do, but it will have to wait till this evening when I get home.

TheEplumber 07-02-2013 09:47 AM

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Why not pull the baseboard, fill the gap with drywall tape and texture to match?

Pardner 07-02-2013 10:09 AM

(I can see why pictures would help),

The gap is similar to this thread:

But my gap comes above the baseboard and it does not run the entire length of the wall. It looks like they used a scrap piece of drywall to finish the wall. The foot wide piece is about 6" above the floor and 2" above the baseboard. I have no idea what is keeping the baseboard from being kicked in (if anything). This section is at an outside corner, the otherside of the corner is covered with a thin fiberboard (not sure what its called) held on by chair guards. So I have no idea if the other side of the corner has the same problem.

jeffnc 07-02-2013 11:42 AM

A 2" gap is uncaulkable. Stick in a strip of drywall there (use furring strips to attach to existing drywall - Google as needed.) This will need joint tape to patch.

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