Basement framing bottom plate

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Posted by: from Courtice
11/27/2016 at 12:40:29 PM

About ready to frame basement. Using 2x6 for R-20 batting. Little conflicted over code requirements under the sole plate should i just use 6 mil Polly, or use seal plate gasket. The gasket looks to be a better product. The boards are just normal not PTL.

I will be asking more questions. My son and I are about to start this.

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Date/Time11/27/2016 at 9:33:39 PM

We usually use 6ml Polly.

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Date/Time11/28/2016 at 5:40:31 PM

Use the poly. The idea is to keep the wood and concrete separate because the wood will draw moisture from the concrete and may cause rot, mould,or general damage. I would also recommend pressure treated lumber for the bottom plate, ... just a little better precaution and the cost is minimal.

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