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I'm trying to finish my basement and I got stuck with the concrete wall next to the stairs (left side of the stairs).

I'm not so sure what kind of framing I need to do. There's only probably half an inch gap between the concrete wall and the stairs. I could may be just put a sheetrock maybe.

The big problem is the wall after the stairs. How do I frame it? If I do the normal 2 x 4, then, the wall would be blocking the stairs a little bit. Or do I even bother framing it and just put a sheetrock, glue it, nail it, and call it a day? Would that even pass the inspection?

My basement is below grade and I'm not sure if I need the insulation, 2 x 4 wall, etc. on that side to pass inspection?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Cover the concrete with 1/2" foam board and hopefully it will fit behind the stringer.
Strap the wall with 1x4 over the foam board and fill between the strapping with 3/4 foam board.
Bring this up some above the top of the concrete, if the concrete is not full height.
 

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"Strap the wall with 1x4 over the foam board and fill between the strapping with 3/4 foam board."

When you say 1x4 over the foam board, are you referring to the silver looking insulation that I have on the pic or something else?

Also, I assume that 1 x 4 would still meet the code? I've never seen anything other than 2 x 4 for framing. But you just said makes sense though.

Thanks.
 

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"Strap the wall with 1x4 over the foam board and fill between the strapping with 3/4 foam board."

When you say 1x4 over the foam board, are you referring to the silver looking insulation that I have on the pic or something else?

Also, I assume that 1 x 4 would still meet the code? I've never seen anything other than 2 x 4 for framing. But you just said makes sense though.

Thanks.
You can't change the stairs and stay in code with them so you do what you have o as best you can. like this but with 1x4 boards instead of the 2x2s in the picture.



 
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