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
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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