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Old 08-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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Thanks for the comment. This isn't necessarily going to be completely diy. I do anticipate hiring a structural engineer to analyze the foundation and the size of the window vs need for structural support. It is going to be a rather long process but I am ok with that.

I am going to put up studs/framing. I debated fitting it out vs all inclusive products and I decided it would be easier and effective to just frame in the space.


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Old 08-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by katewatson View Post
What's the best thing to do to prevent basement leak?
Make sure your grading is properly sloped away from the house, your downspouts are positioned properly, and your sump pumps are in good working order. Unless you have a really high water table, if you keep the water away from the outsides of your basement walls, it won't want to come inside.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #18
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Just an update on the whole process. I haven't been sitting too idle

I just finished the layout yesterday. Not too bad, though looking up at the ceiling there will be some obstacles to get around for the framing.

The bedroom is 3/4 framed. The far wall has to have an egress window put in, but that will have to wait til spring.

Budget-wise I am only limited to about $150/mo for now. I start a new job in another week that will help to finish off the rest of the basement. In the meantime I get to finish in bits and spurts.
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