Finishing Your Own Basement
Ok…That’s Awesome! You most likely have a lot of “How to finish My Basement”
questions bouncing around in your head. I’d like to help answer your questions
and guide you through your project right here on the DIY Basement finishing website!
Hi! My name is Eddie and I’m professional basement finishing contractor of 22 years.
I’m also very proud to say that I’m also a basement finishing instructor who has taught
several thousands homeowners how to finish their own basements over the last 8 years.
If you’ll let me…I’d love to teach you the “meat & potatoes” of basement finishing! That’s
what this website is all about, and were going to cover all of the major basement project bases!
Top Questions Readers Are Asking Here and the Answers!
How much will my basement cost me to finish?
What is the cost of a basement? Well, that depends on one major factor…are you doing the project price to finish a basementyourself, or are you hiring a basement contractor to do the project for you? The price range between the two options will range from $10.00 a sq. ft. upwards to $35-45.00 per sq ft.
Basement Permits and Inspections – Do I need to get them?
The old question…”Do I need to get a building permit to finish my basement?” is a question I get a lot from my basement clients, and the answer to the question is YES if your city, town, municipality requires you to “pull” one. They always say “Pull a Permit” around my neck of the woods, although I’m not quite sure what we’re “pulling-on”? Anyways… that’s the answer to this mystery question.
How Do I Design a Basement Floor Plan? What Products Can Help Me?
The Basement Design…Hmmm…dream, dream, dream! The design possibilities are virtually endless for the unfinished basement. You probably have a good idea of what you would like to materialize down there in that now empty space, so now it’s time to put all those ideas together and create the basement Floor Plan. Check out the BASEMENT DESIGN section inside the MAIN STAGES drop-down menu at the top of this page for Basement Design help!
How Do You Waterproof a Basement?
Before starting your finished basement project the very first issue you need to address is:
“Is my basement wet?” “Is my basement damp?” , or Is my basement “bone-dry”? If your answer is “bone -dry congratulations you can start construction immediately! If not you need to correct any water issues immediately before any work begins!