Floating walls in concrete basement

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Posted by: from Bradford
4/27/2016 at 2:52:09 PM


Me and my family are planning on framing and dry-walling the home-theater area in our basement. The house we have is fairly new (6 years) and the load bearing wall in the basement is actually framed already. There's no metal portion that is load bearing, which is the first I've seen. The rest of the walls are either empty space or against the concrete that has insulation on it already.

My question is if there are any codes that specify if we need floating walls anywhere or we can just frame normally?

We are in the town of Bradford west-gwillimbury in Ontario.

Thanks for any help!

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Date/Time4/27/2016 at 3:21:22 PM

Frame normally. Just put vapor barrier material anywhere where wood touches concrete.

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Uzma from UR Homes in Milton
Date/Time4/27/2016 at 3:51:17 PM

Technically there is no problem if you build walls anywhere in the basement. Just normal way of framing.

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Donald from KCMC Inc in Burlington
Date/Time4/27/2016 at 5:32:17 PM

Regarding your question.

You can frame any walls that are not load bearing with out requiring a permit.

You do not need floating walls.



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Date/Time4/27/2016 at 9:19:27 PM

Its not a problem at all to have normally framed load bearing wall in the basement.

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Colter from Colter Renovations in Oshawa
Date/Time4/28/2016 at 10:16:50 AM

Caper barrier all wood. No permit needed for wall not supporting any weight.

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