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Filling in gaps in between wall and floor in apt
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Filling in gaps in between wall and floor in apt

Hi

I live on the second story of a two-level apartment complex. I have neighbors to my right, and beneath me. I do not know exactly what the construction is, but I am pretty confident that between myself and my downstairs neighbor, there is just plywood, joists and sheetrock.

The 2nd bedroom is where my studio is, and it has w/w carpet. I noticed the other day, that there is a small gap inbetweem the wall and the floor (carpeting). I can almost get my finger in there. A pic is below - hopefully that properly depicts what it is I am talking about.

Although nobody has complained, I would still like to take whatever steps I can to reduce the amount of noise leaving this room. So, I am thinking about trying to fill the gaps around the perimeter of the room. my first thought was caulking (silicone), but I am not sure if that would work with carpet. Does anyone have an idea for what the best thing to use in this situation would be?

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you cannot install caulk against carpet and expect any real results

by the way is the the wall I see above the carpet or baseboard? it looks like baseboard to me

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you cannot install caulk against carpet and expect any real results
I didn't think so

Yes, that is baseboard. Does that matter? It's attached to the wall, and the wall that is behind it comes down as far as the baseboard does - I can feel the wall with my finger, although I can't go very far in.

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I didn't think so

Yes, that is baseboard. Does that matter? It's attached to the wall, and the wall that is behind it comes down as far as the baseboard does - I can feel the wall with my finger, although I can't go very far in.

Thank you for the reply.
I seriously doubt that the drywall rests directly on the carpet

That would be very unusual

It most probably runs to it's face.

The only way for you to know for sure will be to remove the baseboard

After which you would need to seal the joint by installing backer rod and caulk at the junction of the wall to the deck

Then you reinstall the baseboard


Best of luck to you

Rod
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