Originally Posted by Hacker
Hi, I'm new to this forum and am very glad I found it. Looks like a lot of great information here.
I'm building a 22x24 ft garage. I'm about to start framing it and I wondered if there is any downside (other than weight, I guess) of squaring it up and installing the sheathing while the wall is laying flat on the slab and then lifting the whole thing up as one completed piece.
Can anyone think of why I would not want to do this?
This is not the way I frame. But have seen it done this way out west on some home shows.
The first fault that i see with this way of framing s that if the slab is not perfectly level. and you build your walls square and true, when you raise the walls and set them on the slab your walls are not going to be plumb.
second: if you loose the wall trying to left it, you will be re framing that wall again.