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10 Things You Must Know: Finishing a Basement

A finished basement is a great addition to a home. Use these expert tips to make your renovation go smoothly.

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<strong>Tip 1: Don't Start to Work Until You Know It's Dry</strong>

Before you do any kind of finished work on a basement, make sure there won't be any water issues that could cause damage. Go outside and inspect the exterior walls for moisture problems. Make sure the ground is sloped away from the foundation walls. Also, check the downspouts, if they're clogged, it could be create a lot of moisture and bring it into the basement.

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