Basement Stair Finishing
I got a question on a basement wall that was finished. Not sure what the correct way on how this should be finished off. The stair case is next to a basement concrete wall that’s directly next to the attached garage. The small ledge was “built out” to keep the wall flush with the wall at the bottom of the stairs but it looks like they used double stacked drywall and the tops are unprotected. The kids are hammering it pretty good with their toys going up and down the stairs at the little ledge is getting beat up pretty good. Any recommendations on how this should have been finished off? Or what I can do to keep it from getting worse?
You have many choices.
Easiest would be a tape-on plastic edge.
Corner guard should be available at local big box retail stores or online.
Hope you have a railing on the other side of the stairs.
There are also a wide variety of other ways to beef up the edge or wall surface to make it more durable. All would require either tearing out the drywall or covering it up. (at the cost of some stair way width.)
It might have been cleaner to bring the lower drywall up to the top, and have the wider ledge (looks like 6 inches or so?) cover and overhang the wall by a bit.
Thanks for the response, yes there’s a railing on opposite side. Unfortunately the work was done by previous home owner or they paid someone to do it thought it looked a little odd not being a clean piece.