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March 2014

Have sawhorse, will travel


When you know you've watched to much DIY channel.


Over the last 2 years I have gone through a minor war with my basement.  But over the last few months, the battle slowly turned in my favor.  When I purchased the house, I knew the basement was done in a hurry and it was easy to see where they took shortcuts.

A few of the things we've corrected since then:

  • Rerouted the plumbing/sewer lines into the crawlspace
  • Re-framed all walls
  • Insulated
  • Rewired electric to code
  • Installed recessed lighting
  • Updated the water-proofing system and relocated the sump pump
  • Replaced inefficient windows
  • Removed tile/carpet/linoleum

There's more work still to do.  The above photo doesn't show all the drywall work that's been done since it was taken.  I hired a friend of ours, N, who's a pro with construction, to lead the drywall project. B already knew alot about hanging and mudding, but I'm a newb beyond patching holes.  So it's been a great learning experience.