Floating basement walls
I saw this “floating wall” in a basement in Aurora, Colorado, which is a bit southeast of Denver. Does anyone know the reasons behind this type of basement wall construction? I haven’t seen this before. I’m told it’s to deal with slab movement, but movement like that I’d think would also mess with the foundation itself, I’m not sure what the point would be. In my usual area, basement walls are built directly on the slab.
This “floating” wall is suspended from the ceiling and has something of a double bottom plate with a pin holding the upper “bottom” plate but allowing for vertical movement.
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