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Old 08-27-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Anchor bolts are there for PT sill plates, and we'll bottom-plate the walls and stand them on the PT plates.

What do you do to ensure a straight and level frame?
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:56 PM   #2
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Anchor bolts are there for PT sill plates, and we'll bottom-plate the walls and stand them on the PT plates.

What do you do to ensure a straight and level frame?


Are you saying the slab is not level?

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I personally prefer to start off in the best position for success in lieu of chasing issues to the end.
I will layout the slab for plate breaks first and add ABs if needed first. Then I check all of the threads to make sure they are chased and acceptable.
I will use a builders level and find the high point on the slab and work away from it.
I will set an elevation off the high point and check every anchor bolt on the slab, adding galvanized cut washers to the AB until I reach elevation. After that's done, I will plate the slab.
I will mix enough hydraulic grout to fill any voids created by the washers. Pull the plates, clean the slab, lay down some grout and replace the plate. Making sure I do not bury the washers in grout. Suck the plate down to the washers moderately. Spot check the plate with builders level, clean it up and let it dry.
Pull plates and detail.
Frame away.


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I make sure the slab is level. The walls and roof are a none issue then.

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Anchor bolts are there for PT sill plates, and we'll bottom-plate the walls and stand them on the PT plates.

What do you do to ensure a straight and level frame?


If the slab has curbs for the walls to be framed on, there usually are no special leveling/shimming framing issues to deal with. I is extremely helpful if the curbs are 2” wider than the wall thickness so a typical chalk-line can be snapped. Also the inside shoulder can be rounded with a bullnose finish trowel to dress it up the interior trim has a nice finished look to it. (The wider curbs are easier for the slab guys to finish nicely too, especially if the garage walls are 2x4, use 6” wide curbs.) The garage floor can be sloped for drainage to the doors as it should be and it will not affect the framing, as a matter of fact the typical pre-cut stud lengths can be used and the finished ceiling will be the usual extra height needed for properly installing the mounting hardware for the door's tracks and auto door openers, etc. (i.e. 7’ height door in pre-cut 8’ stud wall, or 8’ dr in 9’ wall, etc. Also provides extra height space for stronger wide garage door headers)

So, imo, the best tip/tech is to have the slab done correctly with flat and level and wider than the wall curbs. The total finished job will turn out so much nicer too.


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