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Old 11-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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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?


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Old 11-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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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


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Old 11-12-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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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?
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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.

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