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sdial

05:05AM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 03/08/03
2 lifetime posts
I am wondering if anyone can share with me how much more (10%? 25%?) more one of these basements cost than doing it oneself.

We have completely redone our home (mostly) ourselves (including adding 1000 square feet to a home our real estate agent wouldn't even enter when were looking at it) and remodelrd the inside to accomodate our spedial needs son who had to move into a nursing home before we were even finished with it.

Now that we are focusing on the basement, I just want it finished. I would love an answer to that first question and then any advice on how to make this an easier process if it is too expensive. Thanks!

[This message has been edited by sdial (edited March 09, 2003).]

homebild

05:10PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
200-300% more than a standard DIY basement refinish. That is why the Owens-Corning systems are, in part, not very common or popular.

There is no 'easier' method.

Properly finished basements need a lot of care and technical expertise to do correctly.

Especially when it comes to moisture abatement and proper insulation.

sdial

03:18AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/08/03
2 lifetime posts
Oh, my heavens! I was reading local testimonies on the OC basements and how much those who have them love them, but they are probably able to afford them...

My husband did a great job on our ranch, (appropriate permits and insptections gotten when needed/required.) And we passed all safety inspections with flying colors. (He hired professionals when needed to make sure things were safe.)

I was hoping that the OC would speed up the process without costing too much more. Thanks for your response!

[This message has been edited by sdial (edited March 10, 2003).]



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