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    I have replaced the rotten sill plate in my garage stud wall and re-sheathed and sided the outside walls. Soon I will start to install the insulation and vapor barrier. Should I caulk where the sill plate meets the concrete floor? If you think so please tell me why. thanks, Andrew

  • #2
    Re: caulking the sill plate

    If you plan on heating the garage, you could have used sill seal roll gasket between the sill plate and the concrete to prevent air infiltration.

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    • #3
      Re: caulking the sill plate

      If there is no gasket then I would caulk it (air infiltration). If you are going to park a car in there and there is no slope to keep the water away from the walls I would seal it a little better and for about 3" up all the way around the perimeter

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        Re: caulking the sill plate

        I did use a sill plate gasket. Just wondered if a bead of caulk on junction to the floor would be a good additional measure. The garage is a heated work shop and will not have a car in it.
        thanks, Andrew

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        • #5
          Re: caulking the sill plate

          Can't hurt. It will keep spills and saw dust out of the cracks.
          Sounds like the carport conversions around the X in-laws - walkley/russell area

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