|Wall between Laundry and Bathroom|
We used both construction adhesive and concrete nails to affix the pressure treated boards to the floor, so our walls would not be going anywhere. We borrowed a Powder Actuated Tool from my dad to "shoot" the fasteners into the concrete. If you do not know what this is, its a nifty tool that uses .22 caliber cartridges to drive the fasteners into concrete by hitting it with a hammer.
|Powder Actuated Tool|
Make sure you wear goggles and hearing protection, because it is loud (like a gunshot)! We had to use two separate plates on either side of the main plumbing stack you can see coming out of the floor. We were able to use one continuous plate on the ceiling, then we positioned the 2x4" studs at 16 in on center, with one stud each on either side of the stack. Some people build the wall on the ground and lift it into position, but with all of the existing issues in our basement, it was easiest for us to measure each stud and build the wall in place. Let me tell you, working with an old house presents challenges such as nothing being level and having to frame around existing heating ducts, plumbing, and electrical.
|Wall After Drylok|
|Exterior Bathroom wall|
|Back wall of Laundry Room|
|View of both rooms|
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