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Old 04-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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I am finishing my garage. I have a single car garage....I live in a semi-detached home. I am drywalling it now but I need some advice on what to do with the concrete wall separating the two homes. How can I drywall this without losing two much space? I can barely fit my car in the garage as it is now, I can't afford to lose anymore space by framing it. Any ideas? Im pretty sure you cant drywall directly to the concrete.... Correct? Also when drywalling a garage, what's the minimum height you should keep the drywall off the garage floor? So I don't have to worry about the drywall getting wet. Took a picture of what I have now attached.

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Hey Army80. To drywall over the cinder block you'll have to frame. But, you wont lose that much space. Get treated 2x4's and secure them flat against the block. This only costs you 1 1/2". As far as keeping it off the ground, only keep it up an inch or so. What you want to avoid is it coming in direct contact with the concrete. Good luck.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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You CAN laminate drywall to block, but it's not always the best thing to do. On our commercial projects (architecture office) we try to avoid this sort of detailing.

Have you considered just painting the block wall with block filler and an epoxy paint? That would give it a finished look without losing any space whatsoever. You didn't mention the desire for insulating since you don't want to frame up a wall in front of it, so the block filler and paint should be fine for your needs.
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As far as that goes, you can use 1X stock to fir out the walls. Total loss, assuming two walls is 2 1/2" . If space is your prime consideration, paint is the way to go.
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Hey Army80. To drywall over the cinder block you'll have to frame. But, you wont lose that much space. Get treated 2x4's and secure them flat against the block. This only costs you 1 1/2". As far as keeping it off the ground, only keep it up an inch or so. What you want to avoid is it coming in direct contact with the concrete. Good luck.

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Good idea! Never thought of that. I'm just debating on whether I want to insulate or not. Does it have to be treated 2x4's?

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