Securing framed walls in basement...


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Old 11-16-15, 07:49 PM
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Securing framed walls in basement...

Just wondering...

Working on a small basement room (9'x8').

Afetr framing a wall, etc., it is nailed up through the top plate into the joist/beam. The bottom plate is also secured to the basement floor.

Should the walls be secured to each other at the corner where they meet?
Any cons in doing this?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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Old 11-16-15, 08:04 PM
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Yep... unless you want your drywall to crack in the corner when the wall is bumped. Just add a short block or two behind one stud as a nailer, to pin the two sides together.

Sill plates in basements should be pressure treated wood, nails into pt should be acq approved. If not treated, should at least sit on a sill sealer gasket.
 
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Old 11-16-15, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the reply, XSleeper!

So, if I understand you correctly, the walls should be secured to each other at the corner where they meet, and a way to do this is to add a short block or two behind one stud, and nail to it. Is this correct?

Have quite a few 2x4 pieces that can be used as nailers...
 
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Old 11-16-15, 08:58 PM
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Yep, you've got it! That way both walls will be nailed to the blicks, which will tie them together. You could also have used a california corner. Just google it.

 
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A 3 stud corner uses that blocking plus an extra stud so the drywall will have a full length nailer on the inside of the corner. Probably not as critical in a small basement room, but my old habits always built them this way.
Complete Guide To Framing Corners - Extreme How To

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Old 11-17-15, 08:14 PM
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Thanks much for the link, Bud!

It helps me understand what it is.
 
 

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