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Framing issue

adjo | Posted in General Questions on

I’m about to install the sill and i just find that the foundation rough and and not level,any advise for precautions to insure the joist are evenly support?

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  1. user-6184358 | | #1

    Spend the time grinding the concrete to make it level. Then frame.

    1. adjo | | #3

      thank you

  2. user-723121 | | #2

    If the out of level is not too severe make your adjustments by trimming or shimming the sill plates. The first house I built in the Twin Cities, one length of the garage foundation was 1" low end to end. I just ripped treated boards from 0 to 1" and placed them beneath the standard 2x6 treated sill plate.

    1. adjo | | #4

      thank you

  3. walta100 | | #5

    Level and ruff are relative terms.

    If it is off 1/8 of an inch across 60 feet it would still be off but most would consider that to be an amazing feat. If it is off more than 2 inches it would be an appalling failure. When you build anything a few mistakes are bound to happen. You can’t start over every time, craftsmanship is about hiding and adjusting for errors.

    Can you give us a numbers for your out of level and some photos of the concrete finish.


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