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7 : The Basement



My basement ceiling joists are exactly 7 feet above the concrete slab. The requirement for finished living space is 7 ft from the finished floor to the finished ceiling. Since I'll loose a couple of inches with the flooring (I'll have Delta-FL drainboard + laminate) and the ceiling (drywall), essentially I won't have enough height to meet the requirement.




7 : The Basement



R305.1 (Amended). Habitable space, hallways, corridors, bathrooms, toilet rooms, laundry rooms and portions of basements containing these spaces shall have a ceiling height of not less than 7 feet. The required height shall be measured from the finished floor to the lowest projection of the ceiling. Not more than 50% of the floor area of a room or space is permitted to have a sloped ceiling less than 7 feet in height.


Just paint the ceiling and add pot lights. I have finished a few basements like this and it looks great. Actually the only negative is the sound barrier a ceiling would give you and this can still be done with rigid foam sheets.


I am dealing with figuring out 2 egress windows while trying to plan 2 BR's for my finished basement. The rules seem rigid, yet #1, I can meet all the rules with a built in step to attain the 44" sill, but then not the 7' ceiling, and yet #2, why the basement has rules for egress, while my 2nd floor BR's require me to jump 20' down in a freefall to escape?


The basement is a common place for many homeowners to store away unused items. From holiday decorations and old furniture to gadgets and keepsakes, it can often become the dumping ground for our clutter. However, you'll be surprised to learn there are just some things you should never store in the basement. In fact, incorrect storage will probably do more damage than good to your precious belongings.


Much like the reasons for things you should never store in the attic, basements are prone to fluctuating temperatures, and humidity throughout the year. As a result, damp conditions in the basement could destroy any valuable items stored there.


Similarly, if you want to hold on to your classic books, or simply lack bookshelf space for your growing collection, avoid storing books in the basement. Not only can the pages become discolored from traces of humidity, but can also attract silverfish.


If you have rolled-up rugs or leftover carpet, avoid storing these in the basement. Not only can the humidity and moisture form mold spores or mildew within the fabric, but can also become a warm haven for mice and other pests!


Now you're in a new area. Go around the left side and down to the basement. Make sure you are in past time. There are two soldiers in the basement. Near them is a crank-wheel and a hole in the wall. Throw the crank through the hole. Switch to present time and place the wheel on the underwater pipe. Now you can drain the water and reveal this very well hidden rune.


Older basements were never intended to be fully functional living spaces. Some newer homes may be constructed with this build-out feature in mind, but older homes typically used basements as utilitarian spaces. So you will have many obstacles to surmount in turning this accessory space into one that is habitable by humans.


The basement is the third and the most dangerous area of the residence, as you'll encounter numerous mutants along the way. You've decided to visit the basement to find the Scorpion Key, which can unlock some of the doors found in the house (including the room with the shotgun). The area will also be the background to your second encounter with Jack.


Go forward until you reach a safe room with save game option, then proceed. You'll encounter only one monster along the way, albeit a strange one - shoot him in the head and enter the newly unlocked basement.


The basement is full of mutants, so if you are low on ammo, make sure to find or create some. Ultimately, you can use a knife, but this approach is very tedious. Your first objective will be to visit the Incinerator Room - an area in the middle of the basement, behind the white door. Inside, you'll be attacked by a mutant. Kill him with a knife to unlock a new trophy - Things Got Personal.


To get it, you need to descend to the basement. Visit the room located west from the Incinerator Room to find a bulky Scorpion Key on the table. Once you've picked it up, return to the Recreation Room found on the first floor. Use the key to access the grandmother's room containing a Broken Shotgun. As you can easily guess, you need to take the damaged shotgun and exchange it for the working one in the Main Hall.


This basement space can be opened up and converted into a reading nook, bar sink, basement closet, coat rack, bookshelves, bedroom, or storage pullout. Consider ideas about what space will be created near the stairs after remodeling and design accordingly. Get creative with your ideas!


When designing a basement entertainment space, be conscious of the other ideas and ways the finished basement could also be used.Consider the idea of adding a futon that can serve as seating but also convert into a bed so the space can function as a guest bedroom. If the basement has floor space large enough to accommodate big groups of people, then a sectional sofa for sitting and watching tv may be ideal. But if the floor space is smaller, consider several couches that could easily be moved to open up floor space.


What many people do not realize when remodeling a basement renovation is that if there is a staircase, there is more often than not space for a full restroom. The run of most staircases is typically long enough to install a restroom. A 5ʹ x 7ʹ or a 5ʹ x 8ʹ restroom will be enough space in most states to pass a basement remodel inspection. Basement remodel addition costs run between $7K and $10K.


Many finished basements already have a hot and cold water hookup which can be an easy basement remodel and can be converted to a craft room, laundry room, or even workout space. Adding this space is much cheaper if water lines and a grinder pump are already being installed for a restroom. For a multipurpose room, consider reclaiming an old kitchen countertop, sink, or cabinets to create this extra workspace.In this basement craft room, the countertops and sink were repurposed from an old kitchen renovation, and the countertops were refinished using a Rust-Oleum countertop transformation kit ($40). The cabinetry was then designed accordingly using a low-end cabinet made of particleboard.


When remodeling a basement, be sure to design significant storage. Consider turning storage cubes into a work island. Reuse an old changing table as a wrapping cart. Reclaim an antique toolbox for craft storage. Incorporate cabinets and streamline designs to also maximize vertical storage and floor space. This is a great option if you don't have enough closet storage in your bedroom.


In recent years, carpeting has made a huge comeback, and interior designers predict seeing an upward trend in 2022. Carpeting offers a functional design for little cost, but there are many other reasons to consider carpeting, especially in the basement.


Basements are notorious for being cold, and expensive hard flooring options will do little to counteract that. Carpeted basements can provide a cozy spot for lounging or hanging out. Further, hard flooring can also make your basement difficult to heat. Padding and luxurious carpet make for warmer temperatures in the cellar, which ultimately help to keep the upstairs portion of the house warm, too and can even lower your heating bill. For example, The National Association of Home Builders found last year that the average home buyer will pay an additional $8,728 upfront on a home in order to save $1,000 a year in utility bills.


Basements are mostly considered dark, damp, and cold, which is likely why they are generally the most underutilized places in the house. That is because they are subject to moisture absorbed by concrete floors. Flooring materials such as wood or engineered wood flooring are vulnerable to warping and other damage when installed in basements. Newer technology in carpeting has produced water-resistant carpet pads and carpeting designed to help keep your basement nice and dry.


Basement floors are concrete, often unfinished, and almost always uneven. The right carpet and padding allow you to install basement flooring without leveling and prep the floor beforehand, not so with hard flooring options, which require time and money to level and prepare surfaces to receive more expensive, hard surface flooring.


If you have children or musicians in the house, you understand the importance of sound absorption. Carpeting the basement can provide a place for those noisy activities like band practice or hyped-up kids. Adding padding and flooring in your basement works to keep the noise downstairs, too. While adding space in your basement is beneficial, it will be less attractive if the noise carries to other rooms in the house.


Our areas of expertise include downspout drainage systems, French drainage systems, basement wall repair, basement waterproofing, sump pump replacement and repair, backup sump pumps, culvert installation, catch basins, and surface drainage solutions.


Chapman Drainage & Basement Repair is proficient in many forms of basement wall repair in Columbus. Our technicians are experts at repairing cracked basement walls, leaky foundations, moldy walls, etc. In addition, we offer bowed basement wall repair, waterproofing system installation, and support beam installation, specializing in installing L-beams to fix bowed basement walls permanently.


Water buildup around the foundation is the primary cause of basement flooding, and a sump pump is the last line of defense. It pumps out water from the lowest section of the basement before the water level reaches the basement floor level. At Chapman Drainage & Basement, we offer sump pump installation and repair services in Columbus. We can help you install a new sump pump or repair your existing one to prevent water damage to your home. 041b061a72


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