We were looking to do a simple paint/repair of the walls in the kitchen of our 1924 Chicago Bungalow after taking down the 70's-era faux wood paneling and wall paper. However, when I pulled off the paneling, I saw this:
This brought up 3 questions:
1. Is it normal to have such a large gap between the paneling and the floor?
2. Is there any way of repairing the plaster that's so badly cracked and crumbling?
3. What's with all the sawdust? Is this just for insulation?