Recently bought a house where in the garage there was a stripe of baseboard around the garage a few inches above the floor. I removed this because it was damage and cracked, and I am wondering what is the proper way to finish the gap. Since my garage is sunken a little there is a few inches of concrete on the wall, then the drywall.

I'm weary about just putting the baseboard back over it as there is a small gap between the studs and the concrete is not air tight.

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You can use caulk to seal the gaps. But main thing to do is to use water-tolerant baseboard, such as vinyl 1x4 trim boards.

Concrete absorbs water and will leak it into any wood product

  • Or you could use a plastic baseboard. It comes in a roll with adhesive backing. Aug 27, 2023 at 22:01

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