Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

LR900

05:16AM | 07/06/99
I'm planning to add a couple of walls in my basement to add a new workshop and storage area. In the past, I have drilled holes in the concrete and fastened the bottom sill plates with lag bolts.
However, I recently read on another Web page that you could just GLUE the sill plate to the concrete floor and fasten the top of the wall to the floor joists. Will that really work well enough?

bobkat

09:38AM | 01/04/00
Member Since: 12/09/99
10 lifetime posts
Assuming that your using wood studs, generally you should put a bead of construction adhesive between the sole plate and the concrete. You should also secure the sole plate to the concrete with concrete fasteners. Either a low velocity .22 caliber ramset for quick and easy installation. Or if you find gun shots intimidating, masonry nails, a hand-drilled, and a strong works just as well. Also, a note of caution, please use pressure-treated sole plates to combat any unwelcomed moisture/leakage entering the basement.

bobkat

09:42AM | 01/04/00
Member Since: 12/09/99
10 lifetime posts
Sorry, I had a brain hiccup. The alternate option should have been to use masonry nails, a hand-drilled hammer, and a strong arm.
Thanks!


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