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cruzvaladez

05:52AM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 04/28/04
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Bvbasement
I have been trying to complete my basement on my own and am worried about the fire blocking requirements and passing code inspection. For various reasons I have framed some walls 1-3 inches from the cement foundation. As long as I put fireblocking and block between the joists at the top of the wall should I be worried about passing inspection due to the gap between the wall and the foundation? Is there a maximum gap between the foundation wall and framed wall that must be met? I am open to any advise anyone has.

homebild

03:31PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
Now is the time to get your Inspector's advice and not later.

And what answers you will get will depend upon your code.

For example, under the ICC (International Codes Council) International Residential Code for 1 and 2 family dwellings, fireblocking is required for framed basement walls whether they be framed with furring strips attached to the foundation walls or framed freestanding in front of the walls.

The method and materials that are acceptable varies from a dense packed unfaced fiberglass at least 16" deep at the top of the walls to 'fireblocking' the areas above and behind a framed or furred wall with 2" nominally thick lumber.

To find out the real answer to your question for your code and jurisdiction, ask your Code Enforcement Inspector's Office now and not later.
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