New Basement

Old 11-15-04, 07:01 PM
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New Basement

I have just bought a new house, and I plan on finishing my basement. What is the order that I should hire contractors to do the work. Should I get the HVAC put in first, get the framing done or the electrical. I am having a bed rooma dn a bathput in also. I just don't want to get started and find out someone else needed to do something first.
Old 11-15-04, 07:22 PM
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How's this,

1. Design and draw plan layout with electrical details.
2. Solve moisture problems.
3. Test for radon and mitigate. (If desired - not always needed)
5. Reroute any ducts, pipes, cables.
6. Install underslab drain pipes.
7. Make masonry repairs.
8. Apply waterproofing (If desired)
8. Apply 4 mil vapor barrier over block.
8. Install windows. (If applicable)
9. Frame exterior walls.
10. Frame interior walls.
11. Frame subfloor. (If applicable)
12. HVAC rough-in.
13. DWV rough-in.
14. Supply water pipe rough-in.
15. Frame all soffits.
16. Electrical Rough-in.
17. Rough-in inspection
18. Insulate. (Faced or Un-faced)
19. Install vapor barrier if unfaced is used.
20. Drywall ceiling.
21. Drywall walls.
22. Tape/mud drywall.
23. Prime and texture and prime drywall.
24. Hang doors.
25. Install trim.
26. Paint.
27. Finish bathroom.
28. Install flooring.
29. Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC trim-out.
30. Final inspection.
31. Have a party!.

Example 1

1. Plumbing Rough-In Inspection before concealing - If Applicable;
2. Heating Rough-In Inspection before concealing - If Applicable;
3. Electrical Rough-In Inspection before concealing - If Applicable;
4. Framing Inspection;
5. Insulation & Vapor Barrier Inspection;
6. Final Plumbing, Heating, Electrical Inspections - If Applicable;

Example 2

Rough Inspections - All rough plumbing, electrical, and mechanical completed. Rough framing is done after all other work is completed.

Drywall Nail Inspection Gypsum board installed with screws or nails complete before taping.

Final Inspection - All electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and drywall work completed and approved.

This should do it!
Old 11-15-04, 08:40 PM
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I just bought a new construction last summer. I've been visiting this forum to get some information to get started on my basement project as well. Do you have a plan yet? I spoke with a few general contractors and they helped me sketch out a rough plan. Also, I have been talking with other folks that have done their basement finishing. That's another source of information. Anyway, lets keep in touch. Maybe we can help each other out.
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You mentioned a bedroom in the basement....
Make sure that the bedroom has an egress window that meets local code requirements. These requirements govern the minimum dimensions and size of the window opening and window well (if applicable).


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