Caulk at floor/wall joints

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Old 03-04-04, 09:39 AM
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Caulk at floor/wall joints

Hi. I hope this is the right folder but don't know where else to put my question. My house is on a slab. I am ripping out carpet, and discovered thousands and thousands of dead sowbugs on the floor underneath the carpet/baseboards. It looks to me as if the slab/wall joint is either not sealed or inadequately sealed.

Is there some reason (like expansion) that I shouldn't caulk or fill the gap? If caulking is okay, is there any particular kind of caulk I should use? TIA for any assistance.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 05:58 PM
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If there is a large gap here I'd use expanding foam, otherwise silicone caulk would be fine IMO.

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Old 03-04-04, 07:14 PM
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>>If there is a large gap here I'd use expanding foam, otherwise silicone caulk would be fine IMO.


Great! Thank you!
 
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Old 03-04-04, 07:19 PM
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If you use expanding foam, use the low expansion kind. It doesn't put a lot of pressure on the surrounding boards. (I once locked a sash window solid when I got overly enthusiastic with the high expansion foam. )
 
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