Re: Novice Basement Finisher
One thing to suggest use an isolation membrane of sorts on the underside of the bottom plate. The reason is the wood will wick moisture from the concrete and eventually rot.
You might use a sill gasket material something like this ....
As far as construction adhesive ..... if you have a membrane on the underside of the bottom plate this wouldn't work. Also , while construction adhesive is very good for all sorts of things .... it's only good on clean surfaces.
There are power actuated nailers that use a .22 gauge gun powder charge to drive a concrete nail for fastening.
Personally I don't use these any longer ..... instead my personal prefernce is using Tapcon concrete screws......
..... the drill bit usually is included.
The only trick with these screws is to ensure the hole drilled is a little deeper otherwise if it isn't deep enough and the screw bottoms out while tightening ... it will snap.
Other than that they work great.
Hopefully this helps.
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