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Well we decided to pay to have our 900sq basement finished during COVID the costs were just astronomical.
I am vervous because I. Sure nothing ever goes perfect what are some things I should watch out for during the process?
 

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Just framing drywall electric bathroom that’s already rough plumbed no extra rooms or anything
 

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Fully permitted? Selling without having it permitted is usually problematic.
 

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Fully permitted? Selling without having it permitted is usually problematic.
I have never heard of that being a problem regarding inside work. Finishing basements by homeowner is common.
 

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Elec., fire protection, and exiting need to be permitted, other than , it's pretty much a DIY.
 

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All i see is a drain for the shower or floor drain or toilet. could be anything.
I would suggest that you have a toilet, shower and vanity sink . I assume that you already have a clothes washer , if no include one. get a plumber to check out the sump pitt. is it sanitary or rain water . do this before you do anything because it might mean opening the concrete floor
 

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So after being told my basement is roughed in for a bathroom I am missing something?
 

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I found another pipe behind the material on the wall behind the toilet. Then what appears to be orange marking on the ground where I would assume the bath would go or maybe I’m crazy then this pipe on the ceiling with FN on it
 

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I found another pipe behind the material on the wall behind the toilet.
There's already a toilet in place in the basement?
I'd assume the floor sump (with pump?) to be for fresh water only...
I'm holding off home improvements such as re-designed garage roof until cost of lumber comes back down.
 

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Sorry the BBC pipe that I assume is the toilet because of placement
 

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Around here finishing a basement can be DIY, I'm doing mine right now including doing my own electrical and plumbing. I am hiring out the HVAC work as I'm adding a new unit dedicated for the basement, along with replacing my aging first and second floor units. It is fully permitted and will be inspected. My Realtor wife will look for permits when there are obvious additions, finished attics, and finished basements.

I'm about ready for my rough electrical, rough plumbing, and framing inspections.
 

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Update spoke with the builder they said it is roughed in for a full bath (all of their homes are) even though I don’t see the drain for the bath/tub it looks like it was poured over. The plumber for the builder is supposed to call me today at some point I’d assume they would know it’s locAtion?
 

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This is why a very detailed contract stating full scope of work is necessary. The homeowners should know where everything is going, how many fixtures there will be, what sort of fixtures, etc. That includes going over blueprints, etc to approve of the layout. You should know exactly what you're paying for so there are no disagreements further down the line. It's also very important to actually read the contracts in full before signing. Generally, if the contractor got a permit, it requires some sort of sketch detailing the layout so it can be approved. I'm not sure how you don't know what is being put in the basement unless you just told the contractor to do what he wanted to do.
 
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