DIY Doctor

Main navigation

stud wall to concrete floor

Postby agb32 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:32 am

I need to put a stud wall onto a concrete floor - how should I fix it to the floor? I'm worried that by screwing it in, I might damage the damp membrane in the concrete?

Do I need any damp proof material between the wood and the concrete?

(to my knowledge, the concrete is dry).

Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:19 am


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby Oddbod » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:30 pm

Hi. Is it really concrete? It's probably just screed to be honest.

Either way it'll be plenty thick enough to take a screw/masonry nail that penetrates (say) inch and half without damaging the damp proof course.

If you need to use a damp proof membrane you have far more serious problems to worry about - believe me!
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:50 pm

Postby rosebery » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:49 pm


First - do you know if there are any cables or water pipes in the vicinity of where you want to put it. Best to know.

Second - can you say if it is a screeded over timber floor or concrete. Fro your post I suspect the latter. Knowledge of the location might help including age of house and ground floor or above. It will make a difference and I'M not going to jump to conclusions.

Third - I'd presume you'll be using 3 x 2 (sorry 75mm x 50mm) timber for the sole plate and I think I'd want to be using bigger fixings than 4 or 4½ inches.

Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2022
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics