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jayk2k3 11-12-2011 12:33 PM

newbie, is this a safety concern?
I had a sump pump installed and a drain system all around the inside of the basement. They cut most of all the wood studs. I will have another contractor fix the drywall and studs and insulation in about 2months. Is it a safety thing not having those studs mounted?

woodworkbykirk 11-12-2011 03:06 PM

by the looks of things those walls are only perimeter walls for the basement so its not a major saftery concern. however the walls can still go over.. id be withholding pay from the sub contracting and back bill them what cost of fixing the wall. since none of the studs are attached to the sole plate now. the wall is just floating

Msradell 11-12-2011 04:23 PM

Just wondering, what is holding those studs in place? Are they just hanging from the top plate or are they also attached to the concrete wall somehow?

bob22 11-12-2011 07:28 PM


Gary in WA 11-12-2011 10:18 PM

Drywall fastened to the studs/top plate and/or the toenails/face nails in the stud/top plate.

Have you found any mold yet? The f.g. is a poor choice against a concrete wall if below grade:

Before replacing the bottom plate, add a poly sill sealer under it for a thermal/air/capillary break.

Give the wall a push, if the top doesn't move- it is probably fastened to the joists above, no worries.


Thadius856 11-13-2011 01:21 AM


Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 769694)

And toenails.

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