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Basement Finishing, Brick Foundation Walls

Posted by ajtrenkle (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 10, 11 at 20:59

Hi everyone,

We have an old house with brick foundation walls. The basement is exactly 7 feet high unfinished. We were thinking of going with exposing the brick walls, and having kind of a loft look since adding a ceiling will cut into the precious space.

A couple of questions:
1. Any advice on how to take some old paint off the brick walls?
2. How do folks go about leveling the floor?
3. Anyone every done or seen a look like this? Mind sharing photos?

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RE: Basement Finishing, Brick Foundation Walls

You may have to re-point the exposed brick walls to reduce drafts in cold months. And it usually pays to insulate and cover the rim joists.

raw-materials-modern-home-aabe-1.jpg Exposed brick walls for a modern look Photo:

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