I'm thinking about building a permanent workbench in my basement, and I'm
thinking about bolting a ledger board to the wall for the rear support.
It's an exterior wall, poured concrete.
Should i expect any problems from drilling 2-3 inches into my foundation
to put in some anchor bolts? Drainage on that side of the house is quite
It might help if you tell us if that wall is block or poured concrete or
Personally I prefer to lay a 2x4 flat on the wall and let it set on the
floor and nail it to the wood framing member at the top. Any ledger boards
or whatever in the future can to nailed to it.
Standard concrete basement wall is 8 inches thick. Drilling a few
holes two or three inches into it won't hurt anything.
If you sell the house, you may have to specifically exclude it on the
listing ... so don't make it too nice. <grin>
I probably would not do this. But, I recommend the small concrete
(blue) screws with construction adhesive to secure the ledger.
None of my workbenches are fixed. Some have cabinets or shelves
underneath that provide enough weight to keep the bench stable. If
you don't have anything to store there you can use sandbags.
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