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Where to start first in finishing my basement

Construction projects of any size always follow a fairly standard recipe: Planning Taking measurements of the space and making a scale drawing of everything to be done: new walls, location of ...
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Where to start first in finishing my basement

Where to start first in finishing my basement Draw out your plans. No, really: Get a few sheets of printer paper and a pen/pencil Draw your basement in its current layout Don't even bother ...
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Where to start first in finishing my basement

The first thing would be a good plan of what you want to do and where it will all go- room layout, etc. You probably are already going on this one. The next step would to get your plumber and ...
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Are these stapled wires behind my basement ceiling tiles against code?

This is a simple one when exposed smaller gauge requires a backing board to be run perpendicular to the joists. There is a pretty picture exhibit 334.1 this is for crawl spaces and basements code ...
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Does this foundation crack require immediate attention?

At this point, I'd have to say to take the word of the inspector and the reputable crack company since they were at the site and examined the crack, hopefully on both sides of the wall. We usually ...
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