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2.3K

Basement remodel

2.3K
paneling, insulation, everything had to go (on the south wall), but the cement blocks! 2 layers of floor had to go too. baseboards, 1/4 round had to be replaced. More info at
http://frugalaintcheap.blogspot.com/2012/04/let-there-be-light.html
  • basement remodel, basement ideas, home improvement
  • basement remodel, basement ideas, home improvement

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  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Why did you have to tear out the paneling and insulation (or was that just by choice)? And what were the two layers of flooring? Sounds like an incredible amount of work for a basement.

  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful Daniela, I love the color scheme and the fireplace! It certainly was alot of work but it sounds like you have everything sealed up tight now and should be worry-free. You didn't mention it but I wondered if you did any work ouside to the foundation. We recently found a waterproofing product that is brushed on brick to help retard/stop water from penetrating. Not the foundation stone but the actual small red bricks before the first floor starts. We used it because our driveway butts right against the house and between meltng snow and a driveway that had been raised from too much gravel we were geting a damp basement wall. BTW we also lowered the driveway by digging it out.

  • Angela A
    Angela A Lula, GA
    on Jul 16, 2012

    you did an awesome job! looks like a lot of hard work went into it! kudos!! ;-) thanks for sharing!

  • Daniela N
    Daniela N Nashville, TN
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Steve, the south wall is half under ground and when we had what they called a 500year flood here in Nashville, we had water coming through that wall. the paneling, insulation wood frame was molding and HAD to be replaced. The floor had tiles attached with mastic (the black stuff on the floor) and some kind of peel and stick vynil tile. the previous owner didn't do a good joblaying those down, and with the water sitting on the floor, the floor was peeling off. We did concrete stain. It took us a couple of months, but we refinished all with leass than $1500 (+just finished the bathroom addition for $2500)

  • Daniela N
    Daniela N Nashville, TN
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Dee, our neighbour has a similar house floorplan, and he has lived there since he built his house. He saw our house being built back in 1966. he said they did some kind of drain and put the black sealer (at least some) on the outside. But we had so much rain back in May 2010, and Nashville dowwntown flooded (as well as other areas around here). The amount of rain fallen in 3 days was just too much! Our neigbour never had problems either, but he too had water some in his basement! We did drylock on the bricks inside...hope we don't get water in there anymore, but we shouldn't. Sounds like it!

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