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Posts Tagged 'basement-wall'

Can I mount my plasma TV to some metal wall studs?

I would like to mount my new plasma TV to the wall in my home's basement, but there is no wood backing in the wall because it is framed with metal studs and insulated with solid foam installation. Any ideas I what I can do?

Why are the sole plates for my finished basement walls recessed into the cement floor?

I recently pulled some drywall off an interior basement wall to expose the sole plate of the wall framing. I was surprised to see that the 2x4 sole plate was recessed into the basement floor about 3/4". Is this normal? Any ideas why the home builder might have done this?

How much will it cost to replace part of my basement wall?

A structural engineer has indicated that I need to replace part of my basement wall due to water damage, bowing and cracking. The house was built in 1924 and the concrete used back then is full of sand. The basement floor is dry, but the basement support wall is buckling. We need to either shore it up or tear it apart from the outside, and repour concrete using rebar reinforcement. The section of wall is about 36-40 sq feet and is in a corner of the basement. My question is generally what does this cost for this size of a job? How long does it take? What are the inconveniences to the owner during the repair process?

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