Newbie Framing with obstacles

Old 08-07-16, 06:52 AM
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Newbie Framing with obstacles

I am about to frame out a room in my basement and I have an insulation blanket on it. I get that I need to come out a little further to start the framing because I figured I'll just keep it. I have 2 problems:
1. I watered in the back yard, and looked in that room and noticed water on the floor. Do I need to remove the insulation blanket to patch the cement where the leak might be coming from? If so, Can I hang it back up, or is it a loss?
2. On one wall with the blanket, I can't frame up to the floor joist because of the vents. I noticed that some people ramset a 2x4 to the cement wall and frame up to the obstacle and nail the stud to the 2x4 that was ramset. I beleive the 2x4 needs to be directly on the cement. What do I do about the blanket? Cut a slit to slip in a 2x4 and ramset it? Cut a rectangle the size of the 2x4 and ramset it?

Old 08-07-16, 07:18 AM
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1. Figuring out where the water is getting in is best done on the outside of the wall, not the inside. Might have nothing to do with the concrete... could be coming in the siding or at the sill plate. If the siding and foundation above grade was not getting wet, the problem is below grade and should be addressed on the exterior side of the wall... not just the inside. Fixing it on the inside would be like applying a bandaid to a problem that really needs surgery.

2. Can't picture that at all. Include some pictures.

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