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Old 12-27-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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hello, my nane is sonia;
i purchase a home and i have a finished basement but there is a gap between the drywall bottom and the basement floor. there was carpet there but i pull that up. what caulk do i use if any.



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Are you not installing baseboard?

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Is alway suppost to be a gap. If not moisture wicks up the sheetrock.
As suggested just add baseboard.
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The bottom plate to slab joint should be caulked or can foamed, as that is part of your exterior thermal barrier or air barrier;
http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par022.htm


Also the drywall to plate joint, as this would stop air from infiltrating there as well as stopping conditioned air from reaching the concrete wall; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par021.htm

Part of the ADA, airtight drywall approach; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/air-barriers-airtight-drywall-approach/

It can also help stop the “stack effect”, and degrading fiberglass insulation (by wetness or air movement) contributing to heat loss in those walls.
I recommend it for exterior walls, at least.

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