Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2010, 05:28 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Basement floor steep slope against wall.. how to frame?


Hey there,

Hoping somebody can lend me some insight on my basement renovation.

I have it gutted, windows are in.. I should have asked this sooner but I have noticed that against the foundation walls there's a big slope inward, its about a 3/4 inch slop over approx 10" and then the floor is fairly level from there.

What are my options on framing on this very noticebly uneven surface? My bottom plate WILL have a gap on the middle facing edge ...

Is there a concrete planer that will work against the wall and only take off the high edge? it's a 46 foot length of wall I will be framing.

yohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
Framing Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,758
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Basement floor steep slope against wall.. how to frame?


Quote:
Originally Posted by yohan View Post
Hey there,

Hoping somebody can lend me some insight on my basement renovation.

I have it gutted, windows are in.. I should have asked this sooner but I have noticed that against the foundation walls there's a big slope inward, its about a 3/4 inch slop over approx 10" and then the floor is fairly level from there.

What are my options on framing on this very noticebly uneven surface? My bottom plate WILL have a gap on the middle facing edge ...

Is there a concrete planer that will work against the wall and only take off the high edge? it's a 46 foot length of wall I will be framing.
Why will the plate have a gap? Can't you nail the plate on the angle and then cut the bottom of the studs on that angle?

__________________
Joe Carola
Joe Carola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 08:05 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: atl & hilton head
Posts: 3,282
Rewards Points: 2,146
Default

Basement floor steep slope against wall.. how to frame?


like joe's idea ! you can rent scarifiers from major rental yards ( rsc - sunbelt - neff - hertz ) & get to w/i 1.5" of the wall,,, does leave a corduroy texture,,, apron store has diamond grinders w/dust shrouds - they also sell knee pads
stadry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Basement floor steep slope against wall.. how to frame?


that's a great idea, that is what I will do ... however originally I planned on putting dri core as a sub floor, not too sure now as this gap will create too much lift... im inspecting further and it appears as its just a low spot close to the side of the floor - much to my relief.

I'll do as suggested and cut the studs on an angle, much easier to deal with! thanks much!
yohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 14,273
Rewards Points: 2,208
Default

Basement floor steep slope against wall.. how to frame?


I would personally get a concrete crew in to etch the surface with a cutting saw, so that a layer of concrete to level out the surface can be bonded to it. That would be the best way, or use self leveling cement.
gregzoll is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement Concrete Wall Framing Against Stairs Epicsoccer Remodeling 7 01-13-2013 03:11 PM
At a crossroads in my basement project - waterproofing help needed callisto9 Building & Construction 35 10-28-2010 02:01 AM
Advice on retaining wall replacement (pics inside) eastie Building & Construction 0 04-05-2010 10:32 AM
Building knee wall in basement, best approach? RyanD Building & Construction 6 07-04-2009 01:07 PM
Adding a door in a basement wall mikewaggo Remodeling 1 05-09-2009 08:35 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.