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Old 01-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Does any one know if it is code in Ontario to use a pressure treated bottom plate on basement stud walls when on the concrete slab? There seems to be a lot of opinions on this.

I was thinking of doing this:
  • Concrete slab, then
  • Foam sill gaskit, then
  • 2x4 pressure treated bottom plate screwed into the slab with tapcons, then
  • 2x4 regular second plate on top of that.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Why the second plate? You only need one bottom plate.
Sill seal is fine.

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Why would there be more than one opinion?

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it will get the drywall off the floor a little more, even though I'm probably going to use tyrok as a subfloor. Other than that I just like the arrangement in the basement with a double bottom plate.
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I'd ask your local AHJ when you apply for the permit to finish the basement. I would add a sill sealer or two beads of caulking between the plates to stop air infiltration to the colder concrete wall. Even air seal the drywall; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/

Parts of some of your Codes; http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/ir...199/part2.html

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/ir...199/part3.html

http://www.hpo.bc.ca/files/download/...nsight/BI2.pdf

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it will get the drywall off the floor a little more, even though I'm probably going to use tyrok as a subfloor. Other than that I just like the arrangement in the basement with a double bottom plate.
And solid nailing for baseboard.
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Does any one know if it is code in Ontario to use a pressure treated bottom plate on basement stud walls when on the concrete slab? There seems to be a lot of opinions on this.

I was thinking of doing this:

[*]Concrete slab, then[*]Foam sill gaskit, then[*]2x4 pressure treated bottom plate screwed into the slab with tapcons, then[*]2x4 regular second plate on top of that.

Jeff
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Depends on what code is for your area

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