Do you frame on top of DRIcore?

DRIcore® panels can be installed where there is an existing wall frame or a concrete foundation wall. Where only a concrete foundation exists, it is best to install wall framing directly on top of DRIcore® panels to elevate the floor and wall framing away from direct contact of potentially damp concrete.

Do you frame on top of subfloor?

If you use a product like DriCore for the subfloor, they even explicitly recommend you frame on top of their subfloor product. They do, however, recommend you screw the framing through the subfloor into the concrete with something like 3″ Tapcons spaced every 4 ft through the bottom sill of the framing.

What do you put on top of a DRIcore subfloor?

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Quote from Youtube video: So the interlocking tongue and groove edges come together the dry core smart wall system replaces studs and fiber insulation.

Should you screw down DRIcore?

Remember that DRIcore must be installed as a floating floor. Normally it is not recommended to nail, glue or screw DRIcore panels to the concrete surface. In some instances, we suggest minimal fastening of the panels to the concrete surface.

Can you frame on top of DRICORE Subfloor?

An interior stud wall can be set right on top of your new DRICORE® subfloor and is in fact, the preferred method of installation. Install your 2X4 frame directly on top of the subfloor, measuring for a “snug” fit between the subfloor and ceiling.

What level does floor need to be for DRIcore?

The DRICORE® Subfloor panels come in a 23.25″ x 23.25″ format and 3/4″ in height. DRICORE® Subfloor R+ panels come in the same format but 1″ in height.

What goes first framing or flooring?

Framing is typically build on top of the subfloor. The finish flooring runs to within about 1/2″ of the framing, then the gap is covered by baseboard.

How do you frame a foundation on top?

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Do you install walls or floor first?

Compared to fixing commercial walls, fixing floors is a relatively harder and messier process than fixing the walls. To save on all the cleaning, it would be best to do the floors first. If you do the walls first, you’ll end up hiring someone to clean all the floors once the wall paint is done.

How do you lay a DRIcore Subfloor?

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Quote from Youtube video: Cut the last panel to size and press into place with the pull bar. Go back and adjust any panels that bounce with a leveling shim. Make sure you stagger the second row seams.

How many DRIcore shims do I need?

A: We recommend 1 package of shims for every 60 subfloor panels.

How do you finish a basement subfloor?

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Should walls be built on subfloor?

If your basement renovation is to include a plywood subfloor, or the 2’x2′ subfloor panels, be sure to install the subfloor first, then frame the wall overtop. Having the 2×4 wall sit on the subfloor will protect the lumber from moisture issues or any minor flooding.

What is the best subfloor for a basement?

Rigid foam is an excellent basement subfloor option because it provides a thermal break between concrete and flooring.

  • Finish flooring.
  • Plywood screwed down through the layer below.
  • Rigid foam insulation—1 1/2-inch thick.
  • Concrete basement floor.

Can you seal DRIcore?


NOTE: If panels are to remain unfinished for a period of 2 weeks or longer it is recommended to seal DRIcore® panels with two coats of polyurethane to protect from moisture.

How thick is DRICORE Subfloor?

Which Subfloor Is Right For You?

Product Subfloor Gold Subfloor R+ Platinum
Height 3/4″ 1″
Bottom High Density Plastic XPS Foam
Weight 6.5lbs. 6.1 lbs.

Is DRIcore and barricade the same?

DRICORE Subfloor covers cold, damp concrete to protect and insulate your floor (R-Value of 1.4). BARRICADE Subfloor Air Plus softens finished floors to cushion against the hard concrete.