COMMUNITY FORUM

hockeyfreak

08:30AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hi, totally new at this so I am hoping someone can give me some quick help..

Just cleared out our basement and would like to just add some drywall to the room so it looks a bit better then the cement bricks. We have a concrete floor and would like to put up some wood frame for the drywall, how would I go about this? Also, from reading the board, insulation looks like a big ?, should i do the 1/2 away from the current walls or what?

Any help is great!

thanks

DanBurnett76

10:44AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
2 lifetime posts
Here is a great website to get you on your way.
http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projects/basement.htm

hockeyfreak

11:50AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
I am kinda looking for some how-to's from people that have done this, I have checked out the hometime site but looking for something a bit more personal.

thanks again

RRowe

02:55AM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 02/20/03
17 lifetime posts
Use pressure treated for the base plate. Once you have framed the walls, staple 4 mil plastic to the back of the wall. Then stand it up right against the concrete (no 1/2 inch gap). You can get a nail gun and shoot nails into the concrete floor to anchor it. Also attach it at the top. I would definitely recommend insulation.

hockeyfreak

11:33AM | 06/10/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
would the powder guns go deep enough that it will crack the flooring and causing water to come in? I just fixed a bunch of leaks on the walls and then did that water proof paint.
I was going to use Liquid nails?
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pink, often reserved for girls' rooms, is making its way into other parts of the home. Julie Holloway of Milk and Honey Ho... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2