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Old 09-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hi All,

We're in the process of having a house built and have a question regarding framing of the garage door openings.

The sill plates for the right side of the garage door were laid flush with the edge of the foundation slab. The sill plates for the left side of the garage door extend about 1-inch over the edge of the foundation.

Assuming the foundation edge is straight, will the 1-inch mismatch create problems with the installation of the garage door (or operation of the garage door)? How much misalignment is tolerable? Assuming the framing is already complete, what can be done to correct the misalignment?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Depending on the stage of the building process, my guess is that the builder will straighten this overhang out before completing the exterior work (i.e. siding).

How is the rest of house coming along? I would be concerned if everything else are "miss aligned" like what you show in the photo.

I don't know about everyone else, but photos are always good for discussions...

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I'd ask your builder.
Can you show pics of both sides, and then the whole front?
Although if it is left this way it will surely be noticeable.
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Not only is it misalighen but there is no row of block laid so the siding will be sitting right at grade judging by that picture.
By code the siding needs to be at least 6" above grade
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Joe not sure where the poster is from that is not code everywhere. Although not a bad idea.
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I'm curious where the two anchor bolts per section of sill plate are, but then again they may not have any code requirements ....
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To me it looks like it is all studs to the corner.
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I agree mae-ling ...... I would ask my builder about any anchor bolt requirements for attachment of the sill plate. again, maybe they do not have a requirement for such (doubtful though)
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It's the front side of the garage. The grade hasn't been dugout for the installation of concrete I'm guessing. I think that it's over hanging the concrete because the foundation is slightly out of square. Bummer but not really a problem.

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i was thinking the same thing. its no big deal if the plate overhangs a little bit to keep the walls square to one another.. its really common for a framing crew to show up to foundations that out of square by a small amount.

as long as no more than 1/3 of the plate stock overhangs its within code. and judging by hte photo you cant tell where the anchor bolt is, it could have been kept back so its not into the door opening. if your really concerned about it just pick up a 1/2"x 8" concrete wedge anchor. it has to be atleast 5" into the concrete to ensure it doesnt pull out . ramset pins dont count either
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that 1" overhang should not be a problem as long as its bolted to the concrete.The sidewalk and garage apron are still to be added to the garage so they will be under the wall overhang. It looks as though the framers need to add in the jacks for the door header also (or cut back the plate) so maybe the bolt will go in before the jacks and header are placed,or maybe the bolt is under the jacks. With the wall hanging out the 1" it needs a bolt near the end of the wall...

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