Partially finishing basement question


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Old 10-28-15, 11:34 PM
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Partially finishing basement question

My basement is roughly 1000 SF. It is untouched meaning the foundation is exposed. I want to partially finish a portion of it by having 425 SF cordoned off with lumber, proper ventilation, dry wall, etc. Is it possible to create a healthy living environment without totally covering other areas where asbestos is exposed? People have told me it isn't possible and everything must be covered. Comments please.
 
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Old 10-29-15, 06:01 AM
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When you say "where asbestos is exposed?" you need to explain more. The way the asbestos is used and its condition both relate to any danger presented, Pictures would help.

How old is this house?

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Old 10-29-15, 06:33 AM
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The condition of the asbestos is the most important! Sometimes encapsulating it with paint is enough but like Bud said - more info is needed! http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

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Size:  38.8 KB this photo is from the staircase looking the length of the desired area. As you can see from the pics there is also insulation. Thanks for looking out guys.
 
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Size:  49.9 KBthis is an overview of the entire basement.
 
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Mikey, where is the asbestos you are referring to. Are you mistaking the pink insulation for being asbestos?

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Old 10-30-15, 12:33 AM
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Yes sir. I know very little when it comes to this. I was told there could be asbestos in the insulation? Also the house is 28 years old with the original insulation. When I rennovate it will be replaced with new ones.
 
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I won't say it is impossible but for a house built in 1987 it is extremely unlikely that there is any asbestos in the fiberglass insulation.

You should read this from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Asbestos In The Home | CPSC.gov
 
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I agree, I'd be surprised if there is any asbestos anywhere in your house. Will the finished area be closed off from the unfinished? with a door
 
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I think you are all set and should have no asbestos concerns. Furd's link shows your house was built after the asbestos was removed from building materials.

I've added a link to help you come up to speed on basements.
Understanding Basements | Building Science Corporation

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Thank you so much gentleman. What precautions can you take to prevent flooding?
 
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You'll need to further explain the concern. Are there currently moisture issues in the basement?
 
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LOL, build a slab foundation on top of a hill.
As Mark asked, what is your concern?

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