We show two good ways to insulate and finish a basement or concrete wall. A 2x2 wall saves space and a 2x4 wall is easier to assemble and insulate. Both will create that snug extra room you need.
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Insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. Use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.
Wood foundations are durable if engineered properly and assembled correctly, using foundation grade pressure treated wood and corrosion-resistant fasteners.
Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk. It'll keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.
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General contractor Tim Berky updates Bob on progress since the footing for the new foundation was poured and repairs to the original foundation were made.
Bob joins general contractor Tim Berky to hear how the foundation and footing will be handled for the Victorian kitchen remodel and deck addition.
The new foundation is poured, the addition is framed and topped with a hip roof, and French doors are installed.
The process of constructing an affordable, energy-efficient, and storm-resistant home from converted steel shipping containers is underway.
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