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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I am finishing the basement in a home we are buying. It is approx. 2000 square feet with a bar, wine room, bath and media room. I am providing the Media room electronics. What should I be looking at cost wise? Thanks!
  2. Remodeling
    Hi everyone! I am about to start finishing my basement and am looking to see if I am correct in my research. There is so much information and I am just looking to see if what I came up with seems correct. Wisconsin Home is 12 years old 2x6 studs on exterior walls (r-19 insulation) 2x4 studs...
  3. Insulation
    I'm trying to figure out the best way to insulate my basement with poured concrete walls. Problem is, I live in a small village in Peru and most insulation materiales aren't available here. The only thing I can find is unpackaged fiberglass, which I think would become a quick mold problem. So...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I would like to cut gaps in my basement drywall to allow moisture to escape and not cause mold or water damage. When my house was renovated last year, the crew ran the drywall all the way to the basement floor (tile over concrete) and all the way up to the ceiling. Now I am seeing brownish...
  5. Building & Construction
    I just had basement framed. Then I had to tear out Entire front corner cause I somehow got an infestation of carpenter ants. They started to eat everything and I had to hurry up and rip wood out and get someone to spray everything...I didn't want to lose all the framing. But I forgot to look at...
  6. Remodeling
    Here's the quick and dirty: House built in 2012 with partially finished 1800 sqft walkout basement (meaning, rough in plumbing, exterior walls drywalled & electrical outlets, basic light fixtures in unfinished ceiling) Recently had the following work done or did the following work without...
  7. Building & Construction
    I'm in the process of framing off a section of my basement. The stairs land right at an adjacent basement wall corner. This leaves wide space to the left and an opening to the space at the right. The distance to the wall corner from the steps It's a deep pour basement, however the waste pipe...
  8. Building & Construction
    Do I frame in between the braces or in front of braces?
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    We just moved into our current residence - the church parsonage. We are trying to update a basement room into a livable space for our teenage son. It had paneling over the cinder block wall with no insulation. Termites had gotten into the furring strips behind the paneling and the house was...
  10. Building & Construction
    We just built new construction 6 months ago. They did not finish a portion of our basement stairway (the entire basement is unfinished). I assumed it was because it was an outside wall. However, now I'm wondering if it's because there is no room to add drywall and it's a design flaw. We are...
  11. Insulation
    We have a 70s raised ranch home. We took down the panelling in our "finished" basement to find a cement wall and 1"x 3" framing nailed directly into the block, flat side down for a 1" depth. A 1" old school styrofoam panel was nailed between each wood piece. As expected it is cold down there any...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We are renovating in the basement of our home and while redoing the flooring in the house (built in 1940) we came upon this. Around one of the supporting beams of the house the concrete has been built up around the post. This makes it difficult to get any type of even flooring around it. Does...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all, I am trying to figure out what to do with my unfinished basement. When I bought the house it was already beamed for structural reinforcement. Can I attach paneling or drywall directly to the beams? Do I need to somehow frame around the beams? Also, any suggestions on flooring? It...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    hi every one i am looking for a basement finishing company in Toronto pls suggest me if you know any one.
  15. New Member Introductions
    My wife and i just bought our house in October of 2012. Its everything we wanted in a home. We also had a baby 2 months after we moved in! It has 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths and an unfinished basement. I am in the early stages of finishing my basement; Designing it right now. Im very good with CADD and...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am about to start framing my interior walls in my basement. I have a manufactured house and do not have typical floor joists. They are steel and are anywhere from 6' to 8' apart. I'm not sure how to attach my walls properly to them or if I have to build some kind of a sub floor system...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I'm new to the forums though I've come across it many times in google searches and this evening I thought I'd seek some collective wisdom. I'm planning on refinishing my basement so I thought I would begin removing the wood paneling etc. and see what I'm dealing with. Unfortunately after...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Thanks in advance for any experienced advice you can give me on this topic. I'm trying to add space in my basement for my 2 small children. I've had several people estimate this job and each one had different ideas about what was required to ensure a mold free basement. Most of those ideas...
  19. Carpentry
    I bought my house 5 years ago with a bare concrete slab, walkout baseent. I am a novice carpenter at best. Like anything else, after a good deal of reading (including many threads on this site), much trial and error and persistence, my skills improved. I started by having a professionally...
  20. Carpentry
    Hey Folks, Long time reader - first time poster. Deep into a basement finishing project, COULD REALLY USE SOME GUIDANCE. Picture this.... I have approximately 100 feet of knee wall. The bottom half has been framed with 2 x 4s 16 oc to house all electrical, etc., then there is an approximately 3...
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