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Mark33

01:02PM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 05/21/04
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I am planning on building a garage and I already have the pad poured. My pad is sloped 2.5" to allow for drainage. When I frame my walls do I need to shim the to compensate for the 2.5" slope? I have seen some garages on sloped pads that have no shimming. Any help is appreciated.


Glenn Good

04:22AM | 05/25/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
Shimming is not the proper way to go about framing on a sloped slab. You should cut each stud sized to fit the slope so the top plate remains level while the bottom plate follows the slope.

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