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Old 06-16-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Framing a walkout basement


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I am going to be starting to frame my walkout basement. I have framed one basement before but it was not a walkout. About half of the basement is framed and insulated above the ground, concrete slab. I am wondering what I need to do to frame the concrete walls. Any help would be great. Thanks, Chad

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We always frame a 2x4 wall with a 1" gap between the concrete and back of new framed wall. We glue and nail (powdered activated gun) the bottom plate to the concrete floor.

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Do I have to run the wall all the way up past the top of the concrete slab? The problem I am having is that the framed wall above the slab is set back? Do I just build a new wall over that? Thanks! Chad
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Here's an illustration of my first post.

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For your pony walls you can frame a new wall all the way to the ceiling for a flat wall...or frame the bottom portion to create a ledge around the room (or 1 wall). We did that recently...

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Here's another angle of the finish.

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Thanks! I like the ledge idea, however my ledge starts at about 1 foot, goes to about 4 feet and than goes up to about 6 feet. It may work though. Thanks for all of your help.
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You're welcome. Yeah, if you have a stepped pony wall I would just frame a new wall, floor to ceiling, in front of it.

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