Basement Finishing Project Update in Riverton, Utah
Hello, I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build. Today we’re hanging drywall in a basement finish that we are doing in Riverton, Utah. So, I wanted to show you what we’re doing and the order of operations with the trades we’re working with.
Hang the Drywall First and Mark the Can Lights
When hanging the drywall, we start by hanging the ceiling drywall first and then move to the walls. It looks like we don’t have any lights installed in the basement bedroom, but we do. We already have them in place and ready to go. After the painting is completed, but before the carpet installation, there will be six can lights.
So what we’ve done is we’ve marked on the ground these locations where the lights will be. So we get our laser level and shoot a dot straight up, so we’ll know precisely where that light is supposed to go after everything’s been painted and is ready for finish.
Waterproofing the Bathroom with DensShield
In the bathroom, we used DensShield, a waterproof product used in place of traditional drywall. So from the factory, it comes with this fluid-applied membrane covering waterproofing everything. So when we hang it, we use crews that will create a lot of penetrations through the membrane, and those are the only areas that we have to treat with the waterproofing fluid and the gap, the joints as well, and the corners to make sure that everything is waterproof behind the tile.
Why Does the Tile Need to be Waterproofed?
The tile will absorb some water and let it through the tile, primarily through the grout joints and to the back of the tile. So having this waterproof is essential for making your home healthy and ensuring you don’t get mold and other problems in the bathroom.
Wainscoting Behind the Toilet
We’re planning to put wainscoting behind the toilet, which will go up to the ceiling. So we will put that same waterproofing fluid on this portion of this regular drywall, creating the waterproofing barrier we need there. But in all reality, I don’t anticipate this getting wet above the toilet because it’s far away from the shower. So nothing to worry about, but we will put that there to ensure it’s all good to go.
The Laundry Room
In the laundry room, we have the hookups for your washer and dryer, plenty of power outlets, gas, and the dryer exhaust. We have the outlet for your ironing board and stuff so that you can plug that in. We also have one outlet right by where the door swings open.
In the kitchen, we will have cabinets on two walls, and we have to put a piece of oak in to support the cabinetry as it comes up because the window is a little lower. So it’s a design feature to have the sink centered in that window space and to let the countertops go continuously from the left side of the window through and onto the right side. So we’ve got that going on. Then we have the refrigerator over on one side, and in the center, we have an island, and here we have the electrical that we need to put in the island to have your 20 amp circuit outlet available on the side of the island.
The Living Room and Basement Walkout Entry
Then, we have our living room, where the walkout entry door is located. So we’ve got the walkout entry all poured and everything installed. So the only thing we need to get is the railing and handrails, and then the walkout will be completed.
Then moving on from there, we have the bedroom where we’re hanging the drywall today. Then this bedroom, we cut in the can lights today, and then we have a closet. Our sound channel is here to make this room nice, isolated, and quiet from the rest of the apartment.
Other Rooms in the Basement Finish
In addition to the bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, living room, and bedroom, we have storage and hallways, as well as the following:
- Understair storage
- Storage closet
- Mechanical room
- Cold storage area
Contact Dansie Design Build
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