Basement renovation

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Posted by: from Wasaga Beach
2/12/2012 at 10:08:56 PM


Can someone please tell me what is the range per sq ft to have a basement completed? No bathroom, it is done about 900 sq ft also included would be a gas fireplace

Looking to get idea of the cost per sq ft complete with painting and laminate flooring.


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Date/Time2/12/2012 at 11:06:05 PM

Hi Dennis,

Prices should be less up your way than in the city. Also, now is a great time to contract the work out if you can because construction is generally slower in the winter and its prferable to have indoor work.

Your cost range should run between $60 - $90 per foot, complete, assuming modest finishes, with potlights and pink insulation. Consider upgrading to the new blue mold resistant studs as bottom plates only for the steel stud walls, with blown in foam insulation. The foam costs more, but its worth it. Provides five times the R value of pink (inch for inch of thickness) and is its own vapor barrier.

Also, pink loses a lot of its insulating qualities in damp areas. The foam will give the basement a very warm and quiet 'feel".

Good luck with your project.


Andrew Parker

Par-tek Construction Services

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