How to Attach a Wall Partition to a Concrete
Attaching a Partition Wall
to the Floor
Adding a wall partition in the
garage to separate a storage area from the parking
areas or partition off a workshop area is really an
easy DIY task. After building the new partition
wall, it's time to attach it to the concrete floor.
All you need is a little glue (liquid nail is the
best) and a ram set to nail the partition in place
to the floor and you are in business.
Thoroughly clean the
area by sweeping or vacuum all wood shavings and
dirt from the area where the wall will be attached
to the concrete. Make sure there are no nails or
screws on the concrete floor. They can get stuck
under the framed wall causing it not to set
completely snug to the floor. Mark the wall
position on the concrete floor with a chalk line.
Apply a heavy-duty
construction adhesive such as liquid nail to the
bottom 2x4 (plate) of the newly framed wall or to
the concrete floor. It is better to put it on the
floor to avoid the mess caused by sliding the wall
Raise the wall into
place directly on the chalk marks so the wall is
level and plumb. You may need a helper for this
part of the task. If you are working alone, place a
heavy object close enough for the wall to lean on
as you stand it up. This will help you to get the
wall into position.
Use a ram set to
install concrete nails into the wall plate to
attach the wall to the concrete floor. The ram set
will basically shoot a bullet nail through the
bottom plate and into the concrete.
Once the wall is in position
and attached to the floor, attach the upper plate
to the ceiling and the end to the wall. Let the
wall set over night so the glue will have time to
That is all there is to it.
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