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Where can I find some tutorials for building basement?

Old 05-21-02, 05:09 PM
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Where can I find some tutorials for building basement?

as title, thanks a lot!
Old 05-21-02, 09:05 PM
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Most home improvement stores, and many public libraries, carry book on finishing a basement. You might also try Hometime, which has a good book called "Basements" ($8.95).

Start with a book and/or video on finishing a basement. This will give you a high-level view of what is involved, and their sequence. But then you'll need individual books on framing, plumbing, electrical, insulation, HVAC, drywall, etc. to fill in the details. Don't go broke buying all these books. The library is a great resource.
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Go to http://www.doityourself.com/basement/ for helpful info. Be sure to check with the local authorities regarding Buiding Codes, permits, and inspections before beginning your project.

Should you decide to hire the help of contractors, make sure they are licensed, insured by Workers Comp, and have liability insurance. In the event that the contractor or one of the company's employees are hurt on the job, they are covered by Workers Comp Insurance. Should they cause damage to your home, it will be covered by their liability insurance. Your homeowner's insurance will not cover these events.

I heard a horror story today about a man who was installing kitchen cabinets in a home. He was electrocuted. Upon his death, his family sued the homeowner for everything they had.

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