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Old 05-04-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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The contractor who hung my drywall left a large gap at the bottom. Some place if it 4". So I bought 4" baseboards. The problem is when preparing to nail them in place the wood support board is 1/2" away and there is a gap. If I attempt to nail in the baseboard it will toe in at the bottom due to this gap. How can I remedy this issue?

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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He screwed up, should have used wider drywall or at least added 3-1/2 wide strip of drywall at the bottom of the wall.
That strip also should have been taped and finished.
There needs to be about A 1/2" gap between the floor and the drywall.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:35 AM   #3
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you really should put a piece of drywall down there and mud it then put your base on. drywall needs to lap onto bottom plate and nail to bottom plate and all seams need to have mud on them.
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Like it was said put a piece of drywall behind the base. and if I understood u right could u raise the base than put base show to cover the bottom gap. I hope you didn't give the contractor all of his money
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You been robbed. That contractor is a "HACK", And should lose his license, You did check for a license didn't you?

You need to fill the space with drywall strips, and tape and mud the joints.

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You been robbed. That contractor is a "HACK", And should lose his license, You did check for a license didn't you?

You need to fill the space with drywall strips, and tape and mud the joints.

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There really is no way to feather the joint out there will be a hump where the joint is since the piece is so small and so close to the floor
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Throw in a strip of drywall as filler and get yourself some taller baseboard might be the least painful. The hump from that butt joint would be horrible.
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the best way to fix this is to bring back the contractor make him fix it. or back charge him for the fix.
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the best way to fix this is to bring back the contractor make him fix it. or back charge him for the fix.
Probably in the next county by now.
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Did he install the sheetrock horizontal?
If so if you also cut the needed sheetrock spacers so the tapered edges also butt there's not going to be a bulge if it's finished right.
Got stuck many times having to go back and fix DIY's doing this and never been an issue.

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