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Becker 12-31-2008 03:26 PM

Framing around a staircase
 
Hi all,

I am in the process of finishing my basement and I am planning all my framing. This will include 2x4 insulated walls around the perimeter, now what I can't figure out is what to do up the staircase. The staircase is secured directly to the concrete wall which of course does not leave room for a 2x4 wall plus drywall.

So my question is, is there an easy solution to this problem? I don't mind losing a couple inches in the stairwell if needed.

Thanks alot for your help!

buletbob 12-31-2008 03:49 PM

what I have done in a case like yours, If the foundation walls are dry all the time , I have taken joint compound/ setting compound and glued mold resistant drywall directly to the foundation wall. then installed a small shoe molding on top of the stair stringer, if they are a boxed stair. which I,m assuming you have.
Most of the times its a short wall we are dealing with. Don't for get to install a nailer to the above floor joists to secure the top of the drywall where the foundation stops and the floor joists rest on the mud sill Usually 3".
Also is there room to move the stairs over to the other side a bit to make room for installing some type of ridged insulation over the foundation before the drywall. or are the stairs jambed tight to the joist and foundation?. BOB

Andrew Whitehead 12-31-2008 05:21 PM

You can also put up 1x2 strapping and put wood paneling up the one side.
I wouldn't suggest gluing drywall right to the concrete since you can get moisture through it, and it can grow mold.

Also you can go 1x2 strapping, and put the drywall right on the strapping as well. I am assuming you are in a warm environment since you aren't insulating the walls.

Termite 12-31-2008 08:33 PM

I'd add 1x furring strips to the concrete if at all possible. Just be careful that the required 36" finished width of the stairway isn't reduced.

buletbob 01-01-2009 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew Whitehead (Post 205076)
You can also put up 1x2 strapping and put wood paneling up the one side.
I wouldn't suggest gluing drywall right to the concrete since you can get moisture through it, and it can grow mold.

Also you can go 1x2 strapping, and put the drywall right on the strapping as well. I am assuming you are in a warm environment since you aren't insulating the walls.

I haven't seen mold grow on mold / moisture resistant drywall yet! :no: And if he has the room by all means go with the 1x strapping with a ridged insulation between, but from the first post,as saying the stairs are secured right against the foundation, which in my region the stair stringer would be 5/4" thick as a posed to the 2x stringer that I have seen in other regions,
And as THEKCTEMITE states you must be concerned about the 36" width.
That's why I have glued the drywall to the foundation, which again in my region and the style of the houses here most of the time the stairs are located along a foundation wall but on the other side is usually the garage which doesn't get any moisture and doesn't get that cold because its protected.
Its tuff giving good advice with limited details. if the original poster could post a picture of the area the advice here would be more beneficial. :thumbup: BOB


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