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10 Things You Must Know: Finishing a Basement

A finished basement is a great addition to any home. Be sure to use these expert tips to make your renovation go smoothly.

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Check for any water issues in your basement before beginning the planning process. Obvious signs are pools of water or drips coming through the below-grade walls. Check outside to make sure the ground is graded away from your foundation. Also look for cracks in your foundation walls and repair that damage if necessary.

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