How To Attach Furring Strips To Cinder Block Walls: Step By Step Process To Nail Furring Strip To Cinder Block

Step By Step Process To Nail A Furring Strip To A Cinder Block

Furring strips are one of the long as well as thin pieces of wood, that are attached or secured to cinder blocks, which will help support a finished wall. Installing furring strips on a masonry wall will also help in reducing the number of holes punctured into the cinder block, weakening the block. Too many holes will also allow water to flow or leak slowly through the cinder block walls. Using furring strips also creates a dead air space betwixt the cinder block and the finished wall, which in turn acts as an insulator. The process for securing or fastening furring strips to concrete is rather simple, unless & until you are using the proper kind of glue. However, it is important to solve any moisture issues you may encounter with your basement walls before trying to attach or nail furring strips to them. Neglecting to do so can result in issues with the glue adhering to the wall.

Thing's You Will Need

  • Tape Measure & Chalk
  • Straight Edge & Drill
  • Masonry Drill Bit
  • Masonry Hammer-Set Anchors
  • Hammer & Saw

Step By Step Process

  1. Place The First Furring Strip Over A Vertical Line
    First of all, mark the cinder block wall every 16 inches vertically before marking every 16 inches horizontally in order to form a grid pattern. Use chalk to draw the lines as well as a straight edge as a guide. Position the first furring strip over a vertical line.
  2. Drill Pilot Holes Smaller Than The Masonry Anchor
    Drill pilot holes, comparatively smaller than the masonry anchor, along the furring strip into the cinder block with the help of a power drill equipped with a masonry drill bit. Drill pilot holes at least every 16 inches down the length of the furring strip.
  3. Drive The Anchor Along The Furring Strip, Into The Cinder Block
    Position a masonry hammer-set anchor over the pilot hole before striking with the help of a hammer in order to drive the anchor along the furring strip, into the cinder block. A masonry hammer-set anchor is usually composed of metal, striking it using a hammer forces it into the cinder block and the anchor will then expand, which in turn creates a tight, strong fit.
  4. Anchor Furring Strips To The Wall
    Continue drilling pilot holes through furring strips into the cinder block before anchoring them to the wall as long as furring strips cover all vertical lines.
  5. Cut Furring Strips To Fit Horizontally
    Cut furring strips in order to fit horizontally betwixt the vertical furring strips with the help of a saw. Position horizontal furring strips on the chalk lines, drill pilot holes as well as secure them in place with anchors.
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