House Framing Steps
House Framing Raising Walls and Sheathing
Once the foundation has been popped out and the walls and openings marked on the
bottom and top plate, you are ready to raise the walls. The walls are ready now to be put
together and raised. The exterior walls are normally the first walls to be raised. Once these
walls are raised, the interior walls can be put together and raised.
The walls are made up of two top plates and one bottom plate. The very top plate of the
two top plates will lap over an intersecting wall and nail together. An intersecting wall will
be made up of a "T" and all outside corners are made up of a "Corner".
Once all the walls are raised it will be necessary to brace the walls. When bracing the
walls, it will be necessary to pull a string around all of the exterior walls. The walls will be
pushed or pulled as necessary in order to get them straight.
Next you will need to straighten the interior walls. Once all the walls are raised and braced
off straight you will be ready to install the second floor joist.
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