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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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Create an Offset Space

Despite all efforts, even with a vapor barrier, moisture can still be an issue. Create a slight offset from the outside wall by adding thin slats of wood or metal called furring strips. These strips can also be used to help level out a wall that may be “wavy” to create a flat surface for adding framing.

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