Basement Wall/Floor

Old 02-06-03, 01:55 PM
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Basement Wall/Floor

Will be finishing basement soon and had a couple of questions.

#1 - Was wondering if there is something in code that refers to erecting a wall on top of an area where french drain tiles were recently installed? With 15" of new cement, I cannot see placing the wall that far from wall.

#2) Any thoughts on subflooring? As it feels better on the feet, do the pros outweigh the cons? I am familiar with the installation process, W/T etc... and do not have a problem with water.

Any suggestions? Thanks
Old 02-06-03, 05:07 PM
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If we are talking drain tile placed under the concrete being directed to a sump pump, there is no restrictions on doing so. The only thing is, how long ago was it installed? You may want to wait if it was just a few days ot let the concrete cure more. Relieving more moisture from it. If you read prior posts, you'll see what normally is done for wall construction and the ned for 1" space between blcok and wall.

If you decide to do a subfloor, the only issue is the height that you currently have and what it will be when done. Minimum ceiling height is 7" but can be as low as 6'-6" under ducts and beams. Installing plywood over W/T sleepers may be the best choice then your finish flooring. No need to place poly or insulation down as this would prevent any ventilation if mositure were present.

Hope this helps!

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