Floating wall gap & baseboard install?

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Jmaclicious
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Floating wall gap & baseboard install?

Post by Jmaclicious » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Hey Shannon and the gang, I was relooking over things in my basement before I get Sprayfoam and drywall in, and I noticed that when I framed this section of wall the gap is roughly 2 5/8” from the bottom pt plate to the bottom of the wall plate. I plan on using roughly 4” baseboard and a thin sub floor (dmx airflow or something similar) will this gap affect me in anyway and how would you secure baseboard on the floating walls? I remember seeing somewhere people using plywood strips as a backer to give it more structure. The other gaps in my basement are around 3/4 to the 1.5”. The floor varies bc of drainage I suppose.
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Re: Floating wall gap & baseboard install?

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:05 pm

If you can't nail into framing, install your baseboard nails at angles, this will give them bit into the drywall. Once it's caulked, it won't go anywhere. If you want a little added security, you can put dabs of caulk on the back of the baseboard to "glue" it to the wall in addition to the nails.
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