by Paul Eldrenkamp
FEBRUARY JLC 1997
Check for moisture
before breaking out
urning a basement into pleasant, useful living space is always a challenge. My first
task, whenever I go to meet a customer who has called about remodeling a basement,
is to listen carefully to get a feel for the customer's vision of the finished basement.
Next, I take time to evaluate the existing conditions, looking for items that may affect
the cost or feasibility of the project.
With very few exceptions, most obstacles can be overcome, but at a cost. My goal
during the initial visit is to identify any problem spots, assess