30 August 2009

basement rehab continues


this phase includes cleaning up the brickwork -- the skimcoat can be seen clearly in the pic -- including fixing up the windows. the rear downspout has been re-routed from spilling into the yard to going into my catch basin. the rear corner under the stairs, where i was getting a lot of water due to the downspout, has been ripped up.

frighteningly, there was a good bit of mold forming under those stairs. that's been cleaned up, the 2x4 landing supports will be replaced with metal studs, and the old wooden steps are gone to be replaced by wolmanized wood. when it's done, it should be much drier and much more presentable. i'm having new electric run to that area so i can keep a de-humidifier going year-round.

5 comments:

pyker said...

what color[s] are you going to paint the walls and floor?

zim said...

walls-- no idea. floor-- i'll probably raise it (for moisture concerns) and do cork.

JJ said...

What are you going to put down there? Laundry room and anything else? Get a big utility sink, too, those are always practical and kind of fun.

amev1 said...

laundry - but no big utility sink. and the "man cave" will be down there eventually. if it isn't too damp. I think zim loves all that extra space and needs to fill it. :)

zim said...

@JJ - phase I of the basement rehab, which was last year, included relocating all the "business" to one corner, which i have my back to in the photo.

washer, dryer, furnace, hot water heater, elec panel, phone/data, sump pump, wet wall and utility sink are all jammed together in one corner. good stuff.