How to Finish a Basement
How to Finish a Basement DIY
This website has been created as a reference guide to help you learn how to finish a basement. Stages to finish a basement are listed on this page. Most basements will involve several of these stages. Please feel free to browse thru our website and review the many different steps needed to finish a basement. More detailed information is included at each stage. Please take a moment to
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Layout is the next step to finishing your basement. It is important to decide where all walls, lights, switches, outlets and other mechanicals will be located before you start building. When laying out walls in a basement, great care must be taken as to where they are placed. You always want to be sure you include space for all utilities, built in fixtures and plan ahead for door openings...read more
Insulation Now is a good time to decide what type of insulation you will be using. You can use sheets of extruded polystyrene insulation and glue them to the basement walls behind your walls or you can use spray foam...read more
Framing walls is your next step. You may choose to frame your walls on the basement floor and raise them into place. Begin by deciding exactly where the wall will go. Use a framing square and a chalk line to mark its location on the floor. Using a framing level and a straight 2x4 that is as high as your basement ceiling, mark the wall location on the ceiling, joists, or cross bracing. These marks will help you position the wall before you plumb it. Make sure there is adequate framing in the ceiling to which you can nail the top plate...read more
Framing walls in place. If building a wall on the floor and raising it into position is not practical in your situation, You can also build a basement wall in place. Begin by cutting the top and bottom plates, and marking them for studs. Transfer the marks to the faces of the plates, making sure the marks are clear so you can see them easily to align the studs while toenailing...read more
Basement Plumbing - How Basement Plumbing works. DIY Basement Plumbing just got a whole lot easier! Learn how Plumbing works and how to install plumbing fixtures in your basement...read more
Electrical - Electrical wiring and How to finish a Basement- Electrical Home Wiring
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