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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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Add a Vapor Barrier

Even after taking care of any moisture issues, your basement can become a damp place. You'll need to add a vapor barrier to both the walls and floors prior to framing and finishing off these surfaces. It's a good idea to lay down a vapor barrier for a day or two, then check underneath to see if and how much moisture may be coming through before continuing.

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