Seal Gaps Between Floor and Wall
LESLIE: Neil in Kansas, welcome to The Money Pit. How can we help you today?
NEIL: Yeah, we’ve got a house that’s a little over 100 years old and I mean I’ve noticed a little bit of settling on it. But this winter there was a draft coming off the one side of the house and then down on the floor I noticed the gaps between the floorboard and the walls. Is that normal or is that (INAUDIBLE) a worse problem (INAUDIBLE)?
TOM: Sometimes you get settlement where there’s separation between the floor and the wall. You know, a good product to seal that up is called Great Stuff. It’s an expandable foam sealant. You spray it in that area and then walk away. Don’t touch it. Let it dry. Then you can trim off the excess. And once you trim off the excess you can actually paint it. If it’s a painted baseboard moulding it’ll sort of be camouflaged right in with it. You won’t see it anymore.
NEIL: Yeah, you can’t see it unless you pull the carpet up. I was just wondering what – if that just (INAUDIBLE).
TOM: Well, if you have carpet, now you’re going to have to – you want to use that expandable foam sealant you’re going to have to mask off the carpet because it will get on there.
NEIL: OK, (INAUDIBLE).
TOM: Alright. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.