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Title: 10 Important Things To Consider Before Starting On Your Finished Basement


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10 Important Things To Consider Before Starting
On Your Finished Basement The sole idea of adding
extra living square feet to our homes is
exciting! We begin thinking about the many ways
we will use it. It could be for a personal gym,
for a mans or womans cave, for a playroom, for
a business purpose, for a separate rental unit,
provide extra room for guests or growing family,
or give some independence to your teens or young
adult kids. Once you have the idea of finishing
your basement, you probably start imagining how
it will look like, and how you will do it. That
s so encouraging! Nothing better than having a
family-shared goal. Moreover, if all family
members will somehow contribute to the
remodelling, it is even more stimulating.
  • Simple basement finishes can be a DIY project,
    and there are fantastic low-cost ideas that will
    help you achieve. Nevertheless, before embracing
    this adventure, some practical aspects need to be
    addressed to do so and which you probably didnt
    think about in the midst of all the excitement.
    Consider the following aspects, for some of them
    you may require professional help
  • Check if you need any permits from your local
    municipality. This is mostly relevant when
    electrical, and plumbing changes will be may.
    They might require inspection and approval.
  • Check for humidity. Before doing anything, ensure
    yourself there are no water issues, such as pools
    of water or drips that come through the
    below-grade walls.
  • Check the outside to verify the ground is not
    affecting your foundation

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  • Find if there are any cracks in your foundations
    wall that need to be repaired.
  • Even if you took care of moisture, basements tend
    to become damp. Think of adding a vapour barrier
    to floors and walls before framing and finishing
    such surfaces.
  • Basement floors and walls are usually built with
    masonry, block, cement or bricks. Check that, you
    will most likely need a fastener and anchors for
    your wall type, or a regular nail or screw wont
    cut it when trying to attach the framing.
  • Even with a vapour barrier, it is suggested to
    add thin slats of metal or wood to the wall.
    These strips will create a slight offset from the
    external wall and will also contribute to level
    out a wall so to create a flat surface, adequate
    for posterior framing addition.
  • Dont neglect insulation. It will not only
    control the temperature of the basement but also
    work as a further moisture control. You can also
    opt from the easiest spray foam insulation. Find
    out if there are any local code requirements for
    it.
  • Consider using suspending ceiling, such as
    removable tiles. These will provide easy access
    to plumbing and electrical lines if needed.
  • ??. Theres some utility spaÐe you should detter
    keep unfinished, such as where water heaters are.

We mentioned just the main things that shall be
paid attention to before initiating any
remodelling process on a basement. Of course,
depending on your propertys condition, some of
them may not be necessary while there might be
other issues to solve before starting to work on
your dream finished basement! Article Source
http//www.1sthappyfamily.com/2017/11/10-important
-things-to-consider-before- starting-on-your-finis
hed-basement.html
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