In general, you should avoid drywall touching the floor. If you’re adding it to a room with concrete floors, this is an absolute must. If it does touch the floor, moisture will cause the drywall to wick.
Drywall should definitely not touch concrete as moisture will wick (ie flow up the surface as in a candle/lamp wick) into the drywall and encourage mold growth. 3/8″ should be sufficient – your prop up plan is not only appropriate, but a common technique used by drywallers. Share.
Some people I’ve met with have told me that they can hang the drywall so that it touches the floor, and the gap that’s leftover in between the top and bottom piece won’t be a problem.
Standard walls are framed so that you have a 5/8″ gap between the floor and the bottom of the sheetrock. (Hang the ceiling first of course.) If you have non-standard heighth, you need to allow for that space.
Should drywall go all the way to the floor?
Always leave a 1/2-inch gap at the floor . This allows for floor and wall expansion without cracking the drywall. It also helps prevents moisture wicking if the floor floods.
First-time remodelers often make the mistake of letting drywall rest on the floor while attaching it to the vertical wall studs with screws, rather than pushing the board up as high as possible to close the gap between it and the boards on the upper section of the wall.
Here is what our research found. Install drywall on the walls before installing floor covering. This recommendation does not apply to subfloor. Protection: Both drywall work and floor installation create a mess, but drywall’s mess far exceeds that of flooring. By putting in the drywall first, you separate drywall and its dust from the flooring later on.
How do you stop a concrete wall from touching another wall?
Because when you frame the other wall, it will stick out 3 ½ inches out from the concrete. Stopping the framing 3 ½ inches short will make it just touch the other frame sharply at the edge. Assuming this is an inside corner. Find the height and shave 4 1/2 inches from the floor to wall height and cut all the studs.
You can strap the wall with 1×3 using tapcons or concrete nails. You can strap the wall with metal strapping using same or shoot it on. You can glue the drywall directly to the concrete and hold in place with concrete nails. You can glue the drywall directly to the concrete and hold in place with concrete nails.
Another thing we wanted the answer to was: what kind of wall goes above the concrete in a garage?
A four-foot tall concrete wall runs along the parts of the garage that are below-grade. Above the concrete walls are 2×6 wood framed walls. The wood is anchored to the concrete and separated with a sill gasket. There is a 1/2 inch ledge so the drywall will be flush with the concrete. What can I do to transition between the drywall and the cement?