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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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6" foundation step, then flush 2x6 wall


I am about to start finishing my basement. My basement is a walkout. The front is completely underground, the back is completely above.

The 3 walls are poured concrete, the back wall has a 6" high "kick wall"? and then the entire back wall is framed / insulated and covered with what I imagine is a fire resistant plastic/material.

I was down stairs measuring for square when I "realized" that this 6" cement wall is flush with the framed wall, and started wondering how I would attach the drywall there. I would certainly prefer to not have to frame that wall a second time for many reasons. There are 3 windows and 2 doors in it for one.

What is the standard practice for situations like this? Can I just put up a vapor barrier and put the drywall right over it? Does that bottom 6" need to be attached any way (into the cement)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And hopefully my description makes sense.

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Welcome to the Forum! you may want to edit your profile to include your profile as answers to questions are often based upon location. Do you have any photos that you could post?

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Welcome to the Forum! you may want to edit your profile to include your profile as answers to questions are often based upon location. Do you have any photos that you could post?
I'm Just outside Cincinnati (West Harrison, IN), but I will update my profile. I have an old picture during the building process on hand or could provide others later.

I had also called my builder and left him a message. He just returned my call and said they would "fur" it out using 2x2 typically. My only concern being a novice is redoing the door/window casing (like what would that look like) if I bring the wall out 1.5" or so.

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