Sole plate

Sole plate

Sole plate – the bottom horizontal member of a framed stud wall.  During construction, the bottom of each stud is secured by driving nails through the sole plate into the end of the stud.  When framing is completed on a wall,  it is raised into position, where it rests on the sub-floor,  and is fastened in place by nailing down through the sole plate into the floor framing members.

wall framing diagrahm showing sole plate


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood’s Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.

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