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Basement framing around wall- support column

4 months ago

I have a cinder block basement with columns on the side walls. The guys I hired don’t want to frame around the columns on the side wall. They want to frame a straight line and leave the column part without a sill plate with only the sheetrock covering the column. My concern is that the sheetrock will be almost in touch with the column or I’ll lose a lot of space if I do a straight wall 4.5 inches offset the column.

Is it OK for the sheetrock to almost touch the column with no insulation behind. The picture shows a PT lumber approximately where they plan to drive in the sill plate. Pls ignore the red chalk line.

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