Bernard Migler – Cherry Hill, NJ

Q: What do you use in place of drywall to resist moisture in a basement remodel?

Bernard Migler
Cherry Hill, NJ

A: Thank you for your submission. For basements with moisture concerns, we suggest that a mold/mildew/moisture resistant product is used in place […]


Nikki O’Regan – Hatboro, PA

Q: Hi! We want to finish a small room in our already finished basement. This would include updating an old egress and adding a small bathroom. The current egress is Bilco doors with metal steps that we would like to […]


Sam – Somerville, NJ

Q: Hi,

In my basement I have studs nailed directly to the cylinder block walls that the wood paneling/sheetrock was attached to. Can I re-use these existing studs and just put the rigid insulation in between them and attach the moisture […]


Martina Robinson – Harrington Park, NJ

Q: Hi Ralph. We wanted to know if it is possible to convert and crawl space into a finished basement? The height from floor to ceiling in our crawlspace is about 5ft

Martina Robinson
Harrington Park, NJ

A: Thank you for your submission. […]


Pat Cowie – Bethel, CT

Q: I have a partially finished basement, i.e., sliding glass doors and two walls framed and insulated. the room is 23.5 X15.5. I am not putting in heat or air just electrical, dropped ceiling, flooring, and doors, etc. […]


Izolina de Rezendes – Hillsdale, NJ

Q: I’m thinking about starting a finishing basement project. It is not a walkout basement. Would an egress window/door be a good idea? I currently have 4 windows in the basement – 1 could be egress so to have outside […]


Kate Fullam – Collegeville, PA

Q: What is an average cost to partially finish a basement?

Kate Fullam
Collegeville, PA

A: Thank you for your submission. The average cost for partially finishing a basement will primarily depend on the size of the area you are finishing and the […]


Katie Puniello – Metuchen, NJ

Q: My husband and I are considering finishing the basement in our circa 1950 cape cod. I had read that the ceiling clearance must be at least 7 feet in New Jersey. We measured the height to the support beams […]


Patricia Bradley – Matawan, NJ

Q: I’d like to get a rough idea for how much it is to install an egress window in central NJ. I realize the price may vary but a range would help.

Patricia Bradley
Matawan, NJ

A: You are correct in that the […]


Philip Geppi – Haddon Township, NJ

Q: Should I allow a basement with low ceilings and ducts protruding from the ceiling deter me from finishing my basement?

Philip Geppi
Haddon Township, NJ

A: To maximize the available space for finishing your basement, you want to make sure that you […]

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