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netvivi 02-13-2010 09:18 PM

Putting up a drywall ceiling...will need to drill into concrete.
 
Hi all,

I did a search but couldn't find anything related to the topic so I thought I would ask the question directly. We are looking to finish our basement in our condo and it currently has a concrete ceiling. We are planning on drilling into the concrete to put up the framing so we can attach drywall to it. We are located in Toronto and hoping to double check that this (i.e. drilling into the concrete ceiling) isn't for any reason against building code.

Thanks in advance!

jlhaslip 02-13-2010 10:59 PM

can't see why you couldn't do that, but consider gluing the board directly to the ceiling maybe?
plumbers and electricians hang stuff off ceilings all the time.

AtlanticWBConst. 02-14-2010 05:18 AM

Use construction adhesive and tapcon screws. Use strips of appropriate thickness plywood to reduce splitting - when attaching to the concrete.

If there are ridges on the concrete from the forms = chip, or grind those flat - to allow the wood to lay flat.

Dairylander 02-14-2010 10:41 AM

Definitely clear this with the condo board.
Your ceiling is your neighbor's floor.
There is serious liability here.

tpolk 02-14-2010 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dairylander (Post 399638)
Definitely clear this with the condo board.
Your ceiling is your neighbor's floor.
There is serious liability here.

must mean his neighbor lives with him since its his basement:laughing:

Dairylander 02-14-2010 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tpolk (Post 399642)
must mean his neighbor lives with him since its his basement:laughing:

Hah! Missed that.
So you have a townhouse then?
Is it pre-cast spancrete?
Poured in place?
What does it look like from below?

netvivi 02-14-2010 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dairylander (Post 399648)
Hah! Missed that.
So you have a townhouse then?
Is it pre-cast spancrete?
Poured in place?
What does it look like from below?

I am not sure what kind of concrete it is. I guess the concern isn't so much about the condo board as they didn't seem to have an issue but just wanted to make sure there isn't some obscure rule in the Toronto building code preventing us from doing this...as we're trying to get permits.

tpolk 02-14-2010 06:13 PM

if all the floors are fabricated the same as in concrete then there should be no problem hanging drywall along with lights etc


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