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Old 07-13-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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Best way to level a wall on sloped concrete?


I am building a small closet in my garage as shown in the red in the attachment; room will roughly be 4 foot by 4 foot. The issue is that the concrete floor has a slope towards the door that is probably 1.5-2 inches over the 4 foot span. Looking for ideas on the best way to level out the wall. I assume I want to correct the slope in the treated sill, but not really sure what is the best way. Thanks for your help in advance.
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You just have to stick frame it. Attach your top and bottom plates then measure each stud to fit.

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What a nightmare with beveled cuts.. . .I was hoping that there might be a "shim" type solution that would allow me to build a standard wall with a modified sill.

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I don't think you have to bevel the cuts, although you could if you wanted to. Just measure each stud.
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I don't think you have to bevel the cuts, although you could if you wanted to. Just measure each stud.
I'm with Bill, with a 2" drop over 4' you are only talking about a 2 difference from 90.
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What a nightmare with beveled cuts.. . .I was hoping that there might be a "shim" type solution that would allow me to build a standard wall with a modified sill.
A nightmare with a 4' wall?. As mentioned it would be 2 degrees at best. Shimming would be unnecessary work and a waste of time compared to cutting the studs with a 2 degree bevel.
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Okay, thanks guys. Will give it a shot and see how it works out.

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