DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Project Showcase (http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/)
-   -   2012 - Basement demo (http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/2012-basement-demo-130727/)

Trucon01 01-20-2012 11:02 AM

2012 - Basement demo
 
6 Attachment(s)
Hi All,

We are in the process of demo'ing our basement in our 1974 3 level townhouse in northern VA.

Our basement was covered in painted paneling with no insulation, only a vapor barrier.

We plan on ripping down all non-weight bearing walls, frame, drywall, etc.

This will be our first home and first remodel, so please bare with us...

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let me know. I will check this thread many many times per day and keep adding pictures.

Thanks,

Jeff

logluvr 01-20-2012 11:29 AM

Welcome to the forum!

So what are your plans for the cinder block wall?

Trucon01 01-20-2012 11:33 AM

Plans for the cement block are as follows:

1. Using straight beach and scrub the walls like crazy!!!!!
2. Use Safe Muartic Acid and scrub the walls like crazy!!!!!
3. Use Hydrolic cement to patch any holes / cracks.
4. Use a Drylok Extreme (2 coats) to seal the block.
5. Use liquid nails and adhear Dow 2 inch XPS tongue and groove (taping the seams).

How does that sound so far?? :)

gbwillner 01-20-2012 11:35 AM

Good thing you took down that vapor barrier. I assume you had a lot of mold back there.

gma2rjc 01-20-2012 11:36 AM

I'll be interested in how you do this. I'm going to be gutting half of my basement some time in the near future.

Trucon01 01-20-2012 11:38 AM

Yea, apparently those windows were leaking for years and years. We have a dehumidifier down there now, but I assumed there would be some mold. While we were taking down the paneling, we sprayed on a ton of Mold Control (cleans, disinfects and prevents). It will all be fixed soon enough...

Oh yea, those windows are coming out too. They are complete garbage and were put in wrong. I'm going to go with some nice privacy block and weather / water proof it as much as possible.

Trucon01 01-20-2012 11:39 AM

gma2rjc, let me know if you want to know anything or want other pictures. I'll be glad to provide you with whatever will help you.

Bluehawks 01-27-2012 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trucon01 (Post 828831)
Plans for the cement block are as follows:

1. Using straight beach and scrub the walls like crazy!!!!!
2. Use Safe Muartic Acid and scrub the walls like crazy!!!!!
3. Use Hydrolic cement to patch any holes / cracks.
4. Use a Drylok Extreme (2 coats) to seal the block.
5. Use liquid nails and adhear Dow 2 inch XPS tongue and groove (taping the seams).

How does that sound so far?? :)

Sounds good to me.
I would like to suggest using a real respirator while putting on the drylock, if your not doen with that by now.

Trucon01 02-05-2012 06:13 PM

5 Attachment(s)
Couple more pictures... If anyone wants pictures of anything else, just ask and I'll get them ASAP.

picflight 02-05-2012 06:30 PM

We don't have basements here, its nice to see how some folks have this additional space.

How long did it take you to do the demo, how many people were involved?

Keep the pictures coming.

Trucon01 02-05-2012 06:36 PM

Just my Dad and I. It has taken the past 4 weekends to demo it out this far. Taking it all down is fine, but when you get rid of the drywall, 2x4's, insulation, its a real pain. You don't realize how much there is and how heavy it is in the garbage bags....

Trucon01 02-05-2012 08:37 PM

6 Attachment(s)
Here is a 360 of most of the basement demo showing ALL the garbage!!!

Trucon01 02-05-2012 08:38 PM

2 Attachment(s)
A few more

Plumber101 02-05-2012 09:04 PM

Looking good so far.

Love the demo but I hate hauling out the debri

Are you adding bedrooms in this space and if so are you adding eggres windows. I would if I were you. It adds safety and also adds resale value when it comes time for you to sale.

Looking good keep up the good work

Trucon01 02-05-2012 09:10 PM

No bedrooms, just opening up the entire room. As for the windows, I am just replacing the existing windows with the square privacy block. I cant put in eggress windows because I had a stamped concrete patio poured in the summer, right up to the window wells.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.