I finally pulled out the tired green wall-to-wall carpet in my living room and revealed ... a lovely warm toned and dense grained hardwood floor underneath. I'm so happy I can't stop rubbing my hands together in glee.
Yesterday the new flooring for the basement was delivered. I'm not quite ready to install it but I do have a sample on the floor already!
I had literally not had the full den and bathroom areas covered in subfloor for ONE DAY when intense overnight rains (and some bad drainage) scared the pants off me. Here's how I IDed the source of the water seepage and fixed it. Thanks rainstorm, I guess.
The old basement walls were built from the vinyl tile flooring straight up to the ceiling and attached to 2x2 furring strips that were bolted straight to the painted concrete walls. I want to improve the insulation of the basement and also the air circulation so that no mold will form in dead air cold spaces. First step: install a DriCore sub floor system.
I poured a mother freaking 28 square foot concrete slab in the basement this week ... and it really wasn't that hard. Here's how I did it (hint: I roped my parents into some of the extra manual labor!)
Two weeks ago I took the most dramatic step yet in bringing the basement plans to fruition. A crew of plumbers showed up at 8 in the morning with jack hammers and tore up a big patch of concrete slab in the basement. This is step one of removing the ridiculous open-to-the-laundry toilet and shower … Continue reading Basement Progress: The Huge Hole to get at the Under-Slab Plumbing
Having finally (mostly) cleared the deck in the basement I took a moment to revel in the bare walls, exposed floor joists overhead and swept-clean floor. Then I got out my laser measure, a pair of tape measures, a sharpie and a roll of blue painters tape.