Basement Project: Let There Be Walls!
Once the Foamular 250 was installed and the adhesive dried, I was able to get started on the framing. I started in the far left corner of the gym and worked my way around to the bathroom. I’ve used a nailgun before, but this was my first time putting a wall together. After watching this video, I had no problem getting my first wall put together and installed. It was rinse, lather, repeat after that. To anchor the bottom plate to the floor, I used a Ramset single-shot with 2 1/2″ drive pins and .22 caliber rounds (yellow). Make sure you buy the specially-coated drive pins (green label) so they don’t react with the pressure-treated wood!
It’s not shown in the photos, but I went around and used Great Stuff foam along the back of the footer. This sealed up the gap between the footer and foam insulation.