You can determine if your foundation is level by checking the floor. Look for any spots that are higher or lower than others and use a spirit level to check the height. Make sure the bottom plate of your wall is even with the floor before you start framing. You may also want to take measurements to ensure that all corners are equal in length and that all walls are perpendicular to the floor. Additionally, you can use a bubble level to check that your foundation is level. Place the level on top of the wall and read the bubble to determine if it is flat or not. If it is off-level, make adjustments until it reads correctly. With these steps, you can ensure that your walls are framed properly and will be stable once the drywall is installed.
Once you have completed the framing of your walls, it’s important to ensure that they are level. A laser level or water level can help you do this quickly and easily. Place the level across different points along the wall and make sure the line of sight is completely parallel. You can also use a carpenter’s level or transit to check for plumb or vertical alignment. Place the level in different spots on the wall and adjust any studs that are not properly aligned until they are perfectly perpendicular to the floor.
Once the walls are framed and level, you can begin installing drywall. Before you start, make sure that the wall is completely square. Measure from corner to corner on each side of the wall and adjust as necessary to ensure that the angles are perfectly perpendicular. Use a power screwdriver or drill with self-tapping screws to securely fasten the drywall to the studs.
Once the drywall is in place, use taping knives and compound to cover any seams or cracks. Apply a generous amount of drywall compound along each seam, then cover it with thin paper tape. Use progressively longer strokes with your taping knife as you move away from the seams.
Once you have applied tape and drywall compound to all of the seams, you are ready to apply a finishing coat. This will help to smooth out any rough edges and give your wall a finished look. Again, use taping knives and compounds to cover the entire wall. Allow it time to dry before sanding down any bumps or imperfections.