Caulk is a type of adhesive which you don't want to put in every place. Why?
Because it is costly, needs hard work and professionalism.
I've got quite a few questions in the forum on the same topic, 'Why caulk baseboard?'
In this article, I'll be showing you why you need caulks in different types of home improvement works along with baseboard fittings.
What Caulks Do?
Before heading to the topic, you must be sure about the caulks effectiveness on different types of sealing works. The regular adhesives you find in the grocery store do not stick for a long time and have some limitations.
You can put some super glue on the tiny crack of a plastic or other things, but when it comes to the filling of a larger crack, the caulks come in handy.
Caulks are made to stick on the surface for a long time. Caulks can stick to the surface for hundreds of years if there is not much abuse.
Why Caulk Baseboard?
As I've discussed, the caulks are for filling the larger cracks and filling the gaps in between walls. When you place the baseboard on the home, you'll see there is a gap between the wall and the board.
The gap can cause to grow mold when it comes to the touch of moisture and dust. It is necessary to put caulk on gaps to protect the growth of mold.
If you think that the gap wouldn't produce mold and thus you don't need to put caulk there. I'm saying, You're going at the wrong direction.
The gap between the wall and the baseboard will look really weird. It can ruin the beauty of the room if the board and wall are not parallelly placed. So, it is indeed a necessity to fill the gaps with the perfect sealant for the protection of both your health and the beauty of the room.
What is the Consequence of Not Caulking?
As I said above, if you do not caulk, it is very much probable that you'll see the growth of mold in the gap within a few months.
Other than protecting the mold, the caulk tightens the bond between the parts. So, if you do not put caulk in the proper place where it is needed, the construction or improvement work will not sustain for long.
You'll see the gaps are increasing day by day and ultimately two different sides of the gap are breaking apart.
Caulks are cheap, handy and durable. If you're skipping the caulking part of the home improvement for saving a few bucks, You'll lose a lot more than that in the future.
The work will not be as durable as expected and you'll see cracks appearing on daily life abuse.
If you're not satisfied enough to put the caulk on the suitable places, write down the cause and send the question to me through the comment box below. I'll try my best to clear things up for you.