Step by Step Gallery

1: Footing
2: Attach outside C-channel
3: Poly panels and studs fit in the c-channel
4: C-channels at corner
5: Professionals – Cut and bend around corner – add strength
6: Interior return corners also get nailed down
7: Screw the PVC corner post to the 2×6 corner brace
8: Completed corner
9: Stand corner up in c-channel
10: Corner angle braces get attached to 2×4 baseplate that is attached to footing with Tapcons
11: Interior c-channel slides under inside corner post
12: Completed corner with angled plumbing braces attached to baseplates
13: Lay the corner re-bars into the corner
14: Bottom poly panels being installed
15: The studs slide into a groove cut into the edge of the poly panels
16: An electrical chase is created from the half moons in the poly panels being stacked on top of one another
17: Slide the interior poly panel into corner
18: Using best practice: stack both outer poly panels and only the bottom inner panel
19: Once a couple inner poly panels are placed, slide the first panel up, and nail the c-channel to the footing by the corner post
20: Tie the corner re-bar in to position. Note: electrical zip-ties work best
21: The top inner panels can be put in at any point during building
22: Begin building wall
23: The corner can be built off in both directions
24: To fill in the last piece of a wall, slide the poly panel in and down from the top
25: If not windy, the whole wall can be built at once. Typically, the top c-channel is placed on the outside and kicker braced every ten feet as you build
26: C-channels placed on top of the walls but not screwed together until perfectly straight
27: Walls in progress
28: Walls in progress
29: Building beneath a window buck
30: A fully braced corner. Note: The bottom horizontal 2×4 is not needed if the c-channel is professionally cut and bent around the corner
31: Another example of corner bracing
32: Reusable steel stud corner braces
33: Bulkhead bracing
34: LVL-Beam poured in place
35: Steel beam poured in place
36: Homemade wood bracing system
37: Four different bracing systems and a corner brace examples
38: 10″ wall to 6″ wall floor ledge example
39: Top chord bearing floor truss and angle-iron brick ledge
40: Walls in progress
41: Horizontal bracing when building on windy days
42: Interior return corners get braced the same way as exterior corners
43: Pouring the basement and upper walls at simultaneously
44: Pouring using a pump hose
45: Commercial wall with pre-cast floor ledge
46: Wall sections can also be pre-made
47: Finished wall
48: There is no reason to not have clean and straight walls
49: Clean and straight walls
50: Example of a couple that built this basement themselves in one day with the guidance of an experienced trainer
51: Crawl space walls
52: TGI pockets
53: Example of attaching baseboard trim
54: Tall wall example. Panels can be slid up and down throughout the whole wall
Pictured: best hose to use on a pump truck
55: Building tall walls from ground height
56: Insul-deck connected to TF wall. Walls and floor can be poured simultaneously
57: Fastening building paper with nail gun
58: Recommended nail gun for fastening building paper
59: Pallet of 240 studs = 160′ of wall
60: Cat clamp (old-timers)
61: Example of LTL pallet
Add two more bundles of poly panels to get 94′ of 10×6 wall