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By Rick in Manchester, MD on 1/20/2008


I have planned poured concrete for all the basement walls but someone suggested that the rear wall would be cheaper to install a knee wall and frame up to the first floor level on the rear wall that is exposed the full length of the rear. Any advantages or disadvantages?

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By Tyler in Ashland, OH on 2/18/2008


Did you recieve any response on this? I would like to know this information also.
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By Avram in Raleigh, NC on 2/20/2008


Rick,

I know that this is a fairly standard practice around where I live (North Carolina). 

Of course calling it a full height wall, and calling it a knee wall (non full height wall) is throwing me off, possibly some terminology discrepancy somewhere?

Another standard thing that is done, which passes code requirements etc  here but I would advise against is on a walk-out basement condition. Oftentimes they step the concrete/block wall down as the grade drops, and build knee walls on top.  The reason against doing this is that the basement wall is in effect a cantilever of sorts holding the earth back and with these stepped down walls you create a hinge at the top of the concrete/block wall and the bottom of the knee wall.  Oftentimes this will be fine but it can lead to the wall bowing in at that hinge point.

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By Rick in Manchester, MD on 3/5/2008


In the end, it wouldn't save that much money, so just went with poured wall all the way.

Framers are almost done!

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By Frank in Lunenburg, MA on 5/15/2008


Rick,

Some advantages of using a knee wall would be that it is easier (how much, I don't know) to install windows and doors in the knee wall area, and the knee wall can be better insulated (I didn't say will). You also won't have to deal with rebar over the windows and doors as well.

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By Grant in Blacksburg, VA on 8/11/2008


I can "imagine" how that step down in wall thickness would potentially become a point of strain concentration creating higher bending moments at that point, thereby leading to a higher likelihood of "buckling" or bowing. I'm mentally comparing this to the design of a buried structure in my industry where the radius suddenly changes (such as elliptical pipes) and the design efforts we make to eliminate or limit such bending moments...

This was an enlightening post for me. Thanks!


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