Remodeling a vintage two-flat, tore down lath and plaster, now approaching drywall phase.
The exterior walls have a wooden rim around perimeter of the floor--what was this for? I suppose it just set a boundary for the plaster and lath.
Should I rip this wooden rim out, or leave it?
When drywalling I'll be leaving the prescribed 1/2" gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. I'm concerned about sound traveling between floors--with what should I seal this gap?