Wallmate on basement walls question
I have found a Wallmate like product at HD and it will work perfectly in part of my basement. It appears a 1.5" furring strip holds the ends and a 3" strip joins two pieces in the middle.
I assume one uses the blue 1/4 tapcom screws. I am predrilling then screwing them in. I have no hammer drill. My question is, how many screws are used per 7.5' tall furring strip? The screws will go thru 1.5 inches of material. How long of a screw should I use? It will be safe to attach the drywall at 2 foot intervals right...I was not planning on using any adhesive anywhere.
Finally, I assume one would cut the fur strip 2" above the floor height in case of water in the basement...
I can not think of any drawbacks to using this system; at least in the are I am using it. I will have no outlets and a good portion will actually be in a closet. My only real concern is how plum the wall be I guess.
Any other instalation tips would be appreciated. I hope this works...I'd hate to see mold somehow creeping thru my drywall in a few years!