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Old 09-20-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Finishing my basement - project sequence?


I'm starting to finish my basement and I'm not sure what the correct "order" is to complete each task. I've done some research and most sites have this sequence:
  • Moisture proof walls and floors
  • Install subfloor
  • Lay out your walls
  • Frame walls, rooms and ceiling
  • Rough in electrical, plumbing, cable, and telecom
  • Have electrical and plumbing inspections
  • Install insulation and vapour barrier
  • Install drywall, sand and tape it, prime it
  • Install flooring
  • Install trim and baseboards
  • Install light fixtures
  • Paint the walls
I'm just looking for some confirmation/comments/suggestions on this outline.



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Old 09-20-2010, 08:41 PM   #2
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The one odd ball you have there is "add subfloor"---What is that?

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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moisture proof walls and floors - the absolute MOST important step,,, what type of foundation wall ? block OR conc ? install vapor barrier on floor ? subfloor on p/t sleepers ?
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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Some installers prefer the baseboards in place for carpeted area before they install.
Also, stipple the ceilings, prime the drywall, apply first colour coat before the flooring in case there are any Oops! moments.
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Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
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