Re: basement
Posted by Pumpguy on December 30, 19100 at 22:25:41:
In response to Re: basement
: Hi Terry,
: i am about renovate my basement and was wondering if it were best to lay my subfloor first, then put up my walls or vise versa. This is a basic recroom, office and playroom venture with a half bath to follow later. I just bought this house, the foundation walls are framed in and insulated already. If you can offer some advice on which would be easier for me I would really apreciate it.
: thank you,
: Darrin Power, Edmonton,Alberta, Canada


I am not sure which of these methods is best, but I would install the walls first. The plates are bolted to the floor to prevent movement. Then the flooring, etc. In addition to this, if you have a sump pump in your basement and you are adding some expensive renovations, not to mention the TV, Pool Table, etc. that may follow, you should really consider a backup sump pump. This takes over automatically when your sump pump fails, like in a power outage or when the pump simply quits. I can recommend a great Water Powered Backup Sump Pump manufactured by Basepump Company in Buffalo, NY.

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