Finishing a basement is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space in a home. This book helps readers visualize the vast possibilities that exist for this challenging space, and go about the remodeling process in an organized and efficient way. Roger German, a basement remodeling pro, covers every step, from the physically demanding "dirty work" to the rewarding finishing touches. He shows how to deal with a basement's special challenges, such as moisture problems and framing against concrete floors and walls, and gives instructions on pumping water up and out from basement baths and laundry rooms.
Finishing a basement is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase living space and the value of a home. This new edition of a classic bestseller is updated to the latest code. The book includes new information about egress windows and takes readers through the entire remodeling process, showing how to construct new family rooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, workshops, and hobby rooms. Filled with inspiring photos of finished basements, the latest ldquo;Build Like a Prordquo; release is packed with nuts-and-bolts information about wiring, plumbing, windows, and doors, as well as basic construction techniques and the special problems that arise with basement building. This hands-on guide will help homeowners and contractors get the job done right the first time.