Split walls

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RoyandJaney
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Split walls

Post by RoyandJaney » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:38 am

I have a basement with half cement and half wood walls which are not even. The cement sticks out about 4 inches further than the wood wall. there are windows in between both. What is the best way to stand a wall, do i bring it out past the cement or do I make an uneven wall and put a ledge between the cement and wood?

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Re: Split walls

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:40 am

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Re: Split walls

Post by Shannon » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:06 pm

typical Bi level home construction you have there. You have options but most times the exterior wood walls sits out flush with the outside of the concrete leaving about a 4" edge inside. When finishing the basement you will frame a wall basically as high as the concrete and create a ledge /shelf from the upper wood wall out and over the lower inside wood wall> Generally you end up with a 8"-9" ledge/shelf.
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