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Snboarder113

Active Member
Started the process to rebuild the basement.

Had a slight water issue in the past so fixed the landscaping and now repairing the damage of 50 years and water ingress.

First up, filling the “cracks” I went through 3 10lb buckets of Drylok hydraulic cement. Had I known there was this many issues to the point I damn near filled every single block edge I likely would’ve looked into other options but here we are

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Drylok extreme water sealing wall paint. This shit has to be brushed on to form a good seal with no pinholes. And a min of 2 coats. This was a bitch. And I still have one small wall to finish, other project timeline took priority.
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Bedroom remodel, this house had a small crappy basement bedroom with a nasty drop ceiling gross carpet and like no insulation. Ripped the ceiling down. Redid most of the wiring, insulated and did the ceiling as well for some noise reduction. Ripped out the carpet and tack strips. Then dry walled the ceiling today and first coat of mud (I’m not good at drywall so it’s not gonna be perfect. ) I screwed it directly to 50 year old floor joists that are not level with each other but did what I could. Debated adding drop down 2x4 pieces to level it but I wanted maximum height because it’s a short basement. You can see top of the walls where the ugly paint used to be I gained about 4” of height from where the drop ceiling was.
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Tore all this ugly out.
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Ditched the old fluorescent garage lights for these new “canless” recessed lights. They’re like 30 a piece and I love them. They’re super thin, insulation rated so are safe to use directly against the fiberglass. Have selectable color temperature so you can pick your favorite, and are held in place with 2 spring clips just cut a 6” circle and push them in. 1000 lumens each this room is about 15x15 and I’m gonna have to put a dimmer switch in. 🤣
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Next up multiple coats of mud til I give up on being flatter and some sanding. Then some crown moulding of some sort is going up around the ceiling to help the transition to the panel walls and I’ll coat everything with primer and then walls get a light gray. Have vinyl plank floating floor to drop down as well. Will eventually get a egress window down the line, but I’m contracting that out down the line. Hard pass on doing that myself.

Few more days to finish bedroom then I get to start project #3, putting a bathroom in this corner, plumber comes in a week and a half to knock out the concrete floor for sink toilet and shower drains and run all the pex and pvc and I need to have half of the framing done by then for him to work with.
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Jeep still needs a steering gear and the ranch’s 5000xs put on, I need more beer. So much more beer.


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Strodinator

Caught the Bug
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wjtstudios

Hooked
Started the process to rebuild the basement.

Had a slight water issue in the past so fixed the landscaping and now repairing the damage of 50 years and water ingress.

First up, filling the “cracks” I went through 3 10lb buckets of Drylok hydraulic cement. Had I known there was this many issues to the point I damn near filled every single block edge I likely would’ve looked into other options but here we are

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Drylok extreme water sealing wall paint. This shit has to be brushed on to form a good seal with no pinholes. And a min of 2 coats. This was a bitch. And I still have one small wall to finish, other project timeline took priority.
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Bedroom remodel, this house had a small crappy basement bedroom with a nasty drop ceiling gross carpet and like no insulation. Ripped the ceiling down. Redid most of the wiring, insulated and did the ceiling as well for some noise reduction. Ripped out the carpet and tack strips. Then dry walled the ceiling today and first coat of mud (I’m not good at drywall so it’s not gonna be perfect. ) I screwed it directly to 50 year old floor joists that are not level with each other but did what I could. Debated adding drop down 2x4 pieces to level it but I wanted maximum height because it’s a short basement. You can see top of the walls where the ugly paint used to be I gained about 4” of height from where the drop ceiling was.
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Tore all this ugly out.
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Ditched the old fluorescent garage lights for these new “canless” recessed lights. They’re like 30 a piece and I love them. They’re super thin, insulation rated so are safe to use directly against the fiberglass. Have selectable color temperature so you can pick your favorite, and are held in place with 2 spring clips just cut a 6” circle and push them in. 1000 lumens each this room is about 15x15 and I’m gonna have to put a dimmer switch in. 🤣
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Next up multiple coats of mud til I give up on being flatter and some sanding. Then some crown moulding of some sort is going up around the ceiling to help the transition to the panel walls and I’ll coat everything with primer and then walls get a light gray. Have vinyl plank floating floor to drop down as well. Will eventually get a egress window down the line, but I’m contracting that out down the line. Hard pass on doing that myself.

Few more days to finish bedroom then I get to start project #3, putting a bathroom in this corner, plumber comes in a week and a half to knock out the concrete floor for sink toilet and shower drains and run all the pex and pvc and I need to have half of the framing done by then for him to work with.
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Jeep still needs a steering gear and the ranch’s 5000xs put on, I need more beer. So much more beer.


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Huge project, we’ll done!



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jdofmemi

Active Member
Started the process to rebuild the basement.

Had a slight water issue in the past so fixed the landscaping and now repairing the damage of 50 years and water ingress.

First up, filling the “cracks” I went through 3 10lb buckets of Drylok hydraulic cement. Had I known there was this many issues to the point I damn near filled every single block edge I likely would’ve looked into other options but here we are

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Drylok extreme water sealing wall paint. This shit has to be brushed on to form a good seal with no pinholes. And a min of 2 coats. This was a bitch. And I still have one small wall to finish, other project timeline took priority.
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Bedroom remodel, this house had a small crappy basement bedroom with a nasty drop ceiling gross carpet and like no insulation. Ripped the ceiling down. Redid most of the wiring, insulated and did the ceiling as well for some noise reduction. Ripped out the carpet and tack strips. Then dry walled the ceiling today and first coat of mud (I’m not good at drywall so it’s not gonna be perfect. ) I screwed it directly to 50 year old floor joists that are not level with each other but did what I could. Debated adding drop down 2x4 pieces to level it but I wanted maximum height because it’s a short basement. You can see top of the walls where the ugly paint used to be I gained about 4” of height from where the drop ceiling was.
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Tore all this ugly out.
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Ditched the old fluorescent garage lights for these new “canless” recessed lights. They’re like 30 a piece and I love them. They’re super thin, insulation rated so are safe to use directly against the fiberglass. Have selectable color temperature so you can pick your favorite, and are held in place with 2 spring clips just cut a 6” circle and push them in. 1000 lumens each this room is about 15x15 and I’m gonna have to put a dimmer switch in. 🤣
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Next up multiple coats of mud til I give up on being flatter and some sanding. Then some crown moulding of some sort is going up around the ceiling to help the transition to the panel walls and I’ll coat everything with primer and then walls get a light gray. Have vinyl plank floating floor to drop down as well. Will eventually get a egress window down the line, but I’m contracting that out down the line. Hard pass on doing that myself.

Few more days to finish bedroom then I get to start project #3, putting a bathroom in this corner, plumber comes in a week and a half to knock out the concrete floor for sink toilet and shower drains and run all the pex and pvc and I need to have half of the framing done by then for him to work with.
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Jeep still needs a steering gear and the ranch’s 5000xs put on, I need more beer. So much more beer.


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Dang, that's a lot of work, but it looks so much better now. 🍻
 

duktrx

Member
Started the process to rebuild the basement.

Had a slight water issue in the past so fixed the landscaping and now repairing the damage of 50 years and water ingress.

First up, filling the “cracks” I went through 3 10lb buckets of Drylok hydraulic cement. Had I known there was this many issues to the point I damn near filled every single block edge I likely would’ve looked into other options but here we are

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Drylok extreme water sealing wall paint. This shit has to be brushed on to form a good seal with no pinholes. And a min of 2 coats. This was a bitch. And I still have one small wall to finish, other project timeline took priority.
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Bedroom remodel, this house had a small crappy basement bedroom with a nasty drop ceiling gross carpet and like no insulation. Ripped the ceiling down. Redid most of the wiring, insulated and did the ceiling as well for some noise reduction. Ripped out the carpet and tack strips. Then dry walled the ceiling today and first coat of mud (I’m not good at drywall so it’s not gonna be perfect. ) I screwed it directly to 50 year old floor joists that are not level with each other but did what I could. Debated adding drop down 2x4 pieces to level it but I wanted maximum height because it’s a short basement. You can see top of the walls where the ugly paint used to be I gained about 4” of height from where the drop ceiling was.
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Tore all this ugly out.
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Ditched the old fluorescent garage lights for these new “canless” recessed lights. They’re like 30 a piece and I love them. They’re super thin, insulation rated so are safe to use directly against the fiberglass. Have selectable color temperature so you can pick your favorite, and are held in place with 2 spring clips just cut a 6” circle and push them in. 1000 lumens each this room is about 15x15 and I’m gonna have to put a dimmer switch in. [emoji1787]
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Next up multiple coats of mud til I give up on being flatter and some sanding. Then some crown moulding of some sort is going up around the ceiling to help the transition to the panel walls and I’ll coat everything with primer and then walls get a light gray. Have vinyl plank floating floor to drop down as well. Will eventually get a egress window down the line, but I’m contracting that out down the line. Hard pass on doing that myself.

Few more days to finish bedroom then I get to start project #3, putting a bathroom in this corner, plumber comes in a week and a half to knock out the concrete floor for sink toilet and shower drains and run all the pex and pvc and I need to have half of the framing done by then for him to work with.
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Jeep still needs a steering gear and the ranch’s 5000xs put on, I need more beer. So much more beer.


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Just a tip for hanging drywall to uneven framing. RC-Channel, decouples the sheet rock from the framing great for acoustic separation and from my experience the flex in the metal allows for smooth seams. You only lose 1/2" in height.

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JKbrick

Active Member
Started the process to rebuild the basement.

Had a slight water issue in the past so fixed the landscaping and now repairing the damage of 50 years and water ingress.

First up, filling the “cracks” I went through 3 10lb buckets of Drylok hydraulic cement. Had I known there was this many issues to the point I damn near filled every single block edge I likely would’ve looked into other options but here we are

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Drylok extreme water sealing wall paint. This shit has to be brushed on to form a good seal with no pinholes. And a min of 2 coats. This was a bitch. And I still have one small wall to finish, other project timeline took priority.
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Bedroom remodel, this house had a small crappy basement bedroom with a nasty drop ceiling gross carpet and like no insulation. Ripped the ceiling down. Redid most of the wiring, insulated and did the ceiling as well for some noise reduction. Ripped out the carpet and tack strips. Then dry walled the ceiling today and first coat of mud (I’m not good at drywall so it’s not gonna be perfect. ) I screwed it directly to 50 year old floor joists that are not level with each other but did what I could. Debated adding drop down 2x4 pieces to level it but I wanted maximum height because it’s a short basement. You can see top of the walls where the ugly paint used to be I gained about 4” of height from where the drop ceiling was.
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Tore all this ugly out.
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Ditched the old fluorescent garage lights for these new “canless” recessed lights. They’re like 30 a piece and I love them. They’re super thin, insulation rated so are safe to use directly against the fiberglass. Have selectable color temperature so you can pick your favorite, and are held in place with 2 spring clips just cut a 6” circle and push them in. 1000 lumens each this room is about 15x15 and I’m gonna have to put a dimmer switch in. 🤣
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Next up multiple coats of mud til I give up on being flatter and some sanding. Then some crown moulding of some sort is going up around the ceiling to help the transition to the panel walls and I’ll coat everything with primer and then walls get a light gray. Have vinyl plank floating floor to drop down as well. Will eventually get a egress window down the line, but I’m contracting that out down the line. Hard pass on doing that myself.

Few more days to finish bedroom then I get to start project #3, putting a bathroom in this corner, plumber comes in a week and a half to knock out the concrete floor for sink toilet and shower drains and run all the pex and pvc and I need to have half of the framing done by then for him to work with.
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Jeep still needs a steering gear and the ranch’s 5000xs put on, I need more beer. So much more beer.


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I wonder why cement block basements are so popular in Michigan? I’ve noticed this looking at vacation places. Is it the sandy soil? Seems backwards for all the freezing and thawing. Your project looks great


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wjtstudios

Hooked
I wonder why cement block basements are so popular in Michigan? I’ve noticed this looking at vacation places. Is it the sandy soil? Seems backwards for all the freezing and thawing. Your project looks great


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The older houses are, newer homes are mostly poured.


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TrailHunter

Hooked
Cut up some old Home Depot brackets I had and made surfboard racks... I swear every time my kids get a new Hobby I have to build some shit to store it... (I’m one to talk though) [emoji51]

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Snboarder113

Active Member
I wonder why cement block basements are so popular in Michigan? I’ve noticed this looking at vacation places. Is it the sandy soil? Seems backwards for all the freezing and thawing. Your project looks great


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You think that’s bad? Look up “Michigan basement”

Just a tip for hanging drywall to uneven framing. RC-Channel, decouples the sheet rock from the framing great for acoustic separation and from my experience the flex in the metal allows for smooth seams. You only lose 1/2" in height.

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That is great info to have going forward, wish I had it a week ago lol. Ended up having to fill so much mud inbetween pieces to attempt to level them that I’m now debating a textured finish 🤣

Put up some moulding, retrimmed Windows, lots of mud and sanding, lots of waiting for mud to dry. Lots of fucking it up with sanding and putting more on to try again. Not my forte. But now there’s the first coat of primer drying so I can see where all my flaws are and if I care enough to fix. Could be worse.

Bells brewing- Bright white. Delicious.

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Finished ceiling and trim, downward facing lights help hide most the issues.
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Primo82

Caught the Bug
You think that’s bad? Look up “Michigan basement”



That is great info to have going forward, wish I had it a week ago lol. Ended up having to fill so much mud inbetween pieces to attempt to level them that I’m now debating a textured finish 🤣

Put up some moulding, retrimmed Windows, lots of mud and sanding, lots of waiting for mud to dry. Lots of fucking it up with sanding and putting more on to try again. Not my forte. But now there’s the first coat of primer drying so I can see where all my flaws are and if I care enough to fix. Could be worse.

Bells brewing- Bright white. Delicious.

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Finished ceiling and trim, downward facing lights help hide most the issues.
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Looks good man! I'm in the middle of drywalling/mudding a 32'x32' garage. Trying to work on my mudding technique cause I too am sick of sanding the shit back off. I'll try to post up pics of the garage in the next few days. Good luck.
 

Snboarder113

Active Member
Looks good man! I'm in the middle of drywalling/mudding a 32'x32' garage. Trying to work on my mudding technique cause I too am sick of sanding the shit back off. I'll try to post up pics of the garage in the next few days. Good luck.

Thanks bud, turned out pretty okay overall. The only advice I Feel qualified enough to give is thin the shit out of the mud, and if you’re using one of the sanders on a pole with the swivel joint- duct tape the shit out of it so it can only go back and forth not a full circle. If it catches for whatever reason it’ll jackknife itself and gouge the shit out of the wall and you get to start over. (It also gouges the thing it hits when you throw it out of anger too �� ) this is the tutorials I followed for taping / mudding the guy explains it very well without dumbing it down too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbHeDkMN9bQ

Few touch ups to do and I need to pickup some 1/4 round for the baseboard with the new floor in. Then I start framing for the bathroom in a few days.
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Night and day difference, not too shabby for a weeks worth of work. 7 days start to finish.
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Primo82

Caught the Bug
Thanks bud, turned out pretty okay overall. The only advice I Feel qualified enough to give is thin the shit out of the mud, and if you’re using one of the sanders on a pole with the swivel joint- duct tape the shit out of it so it can only go back and forth not a full circle. If it catches for whatever reason it’ll jackknife itself and gouge the shit out of the wall and you get to start over. (It also gouges the thing it hits when you throw it out of anger too �� ) this is the tutorials I followed for taping / mudding the guy explains it very well without dumbing it down too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbHeDkMN9bQ

Few touch ups to do and I need to pickup some 1/4 round for the baseboard with the new floor in. Then I start framing for the bathroom in a few days.
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Night and day difference, not too shabby for a weeks worth of work. 7 days start to finish.
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Thanks for the youtube video and recommendations for mudding and sanding! Never hurts to watch another vid. Your room turned out great. Hoping to get my garage close to that good.
 

WJCO

Meme King
Thanks bud, turned out pretty okay overall. The only advice I Feel qualified enough to give is thin the shit out of the mud, and if you’re using one of the sanders on a pole with the swivel joint- duct tape the shit out of it so it can only go back and forth not a full circle. If it catches for whatever reason it’ll jackknife itself and gouge the shit out of the wall and you get to start over. (It also gouges the thing it hits when you throw it out of anger too �� ) this is the tutorials I followed for taping / mudding the guy explains it very well without dumbing it down too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbHeDkMN9bQ

That came out great. I watch that guy from time to time too. He's got good fix it tips.
 

Elroy231

Active Member
Thanks bud, turned out pretty okay overall. The only advice I Feel qualified enough to give is thin the shit out of the mud, and if you’re using one of the sanders on a pole with the swivel joint- duct tape the shit out of it so it can only go back and forth not a full circle. If it catches for whatever reason it’ll jackknife itself and gouge the shit out of the wall and you get to start over. (It also gouges the thing it hits when you throw it out of anger too ) this is the tutorials I followed for taping / mudding the guy explains it very well without dumbing it down too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbHeDkMN9bQ

Few touch ups to do and I need to pickup some 1/4 round for the baseboard with the new floor in. Then I start framing for the bathroom in a few days.
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Night and day difference, not too shabby for a weeks worth of work. 7 days start to finish.
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Hell of an improvement.

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Snboarder113

Active Member
Thanks! Onto the next party.

Finished paint. Moved some plumbing for the soak sink, new location to be determined later. Moved pex lines that were just nailed up to through joists, only thing that runs off pump is sprinklers/spigots the rest is city water. Also installed new frost-free spigots, and moved one that would be blocked by new bathroom to above the washer so can be accessed if the need ever arises. Started framing today, made a couple rookie mistakes, but it’s not structural obviously so made quick fixes.

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Had to get on the roof after I chopped the old vent pipe out of my way (random silver pipe in front of wall in the corner) sealed the top up so it can’t rain into my wall- didn’t know it wasn’t sealed until I started this. Annnnd I forgot my damn Red Bull
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Vanity, toilet, shower
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Plumber coming to rough in and cut cement for drains this week roughly there.
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Then I’ll finish the framing and start really building.
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Yes I still have to box in the window I ran out of 2x4s.



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