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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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Consider the Fasteners

Basement walls and floors are generally some sort of masonry, cement, block or brick, and a regular 'ol nail or screw isn't going to cut it when attaching framing. You'll need to get the proper fastener and possibly anchors for your wall type. In some cases, you may need to rent a powder-actuated fastener, sometimes referred to as a shotgun fastener. These are similar to a shotgun in that they use a charge to fire a fastener into concrete.

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