Basement Finishing Remodel: Insulation, Framing & Drywall in Morristown, NJ


This Morristown NJ Basement Finishing Service Involved Insulation of Exterior Walls, Framing of Masonry Walls, New Closet & Soffits, and Drywall Installation & Finishing


Basement Finishing Services by CraftPro Contacting: a before and after of our framing, insulation and drywall remodeling work

Before and After: Insulation, Framing and Drywall Basement Finishing Service in Morristown NJ by CraftPro Contracting


Basement Finishing Insulation and Framing

To insulate the exterior walls of this basement we used Owens Corning brand XPS Foamular 250 panels. XPS, or extruded polystyrene, is an ideal insulation material for basements as it’s moisture- and mildew-resistant and even retains its R-value after being exposed to water. At R-5 per inch, the 2-inch deep panels provide an R-10 insulation for this basement. The tongue-and-groove XPS panels were sealed with Tyvek insulation tape. We could all immediately feel how much warmer it was once the insulation was installed.

After the insulation we were ready to begin the framing. We used pressure-treated lumber throughout this basement. Pressure-treated lumber, at a bare minimum, is required for the bottom plate (where the wood sits on the floor). We framed walls along the perimeter of the basement and boxed-in some plumbing fixtures. We also framed out a closet area around the appliances like the water-heaters for aesthetics and to provide some storage space. Below are some photos of the insulation and framing stage of this basement remodel.

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing

Insulation & Framing in Basement Finishing Project in Morristown NJ

XPS Insulation & Framing


Basement Finishing Drywall Installation

Once the framing was completed we used mold- and mildew-resistant drywall to finish the walls and soffits. We used two brands of drywall: Sheetrock (green color) and ToughRock (purple color). Check out the photos of the drywall installation in this Morristown NJ basement finishing project and click any photo below for a description.

Basement Finishing Drywall Taping & Finishing

After the drywall was installed we finished using StraitFlex brand laminate reinforced corner tape and metal corner bead. We taped, spackled, and sanded the drywall to a smooth finish so this finished basement is paint-ready for these Morristown homeowners. See the pictures of the finished drywall below.
Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Window Boxed-In and Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Basement Finishing Remodel: Drywall Finished

Interior Wall Construction Upstairs to Enclose the Stairwell that Leads to the Basement

Interior Wall Construction Upstairs to Enclose the Bedroom at the top of the Stairs that Lead to the Basement


Basement Finishing Customer Review

CraftPro Contracting NJ Painting & Home Improvement Service 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
CraftPro Contracting NJ Painting & Home Improvement Service
Rich did excellent work for us--finishing our basement and adding an interior wall upstairs. He always went the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied. He was thorough in discussing the job beforehand and he's been even more communicative throughout, sending an e-mail summary of the day's work each night. He even went the extra mile and helped us out by hauling away some trash we'd been accumulating. The basement looks great, and so does the upstairs wall. I highly recommend him.
02/19/2016


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