10 Tools for DIY Basement Finishing


Water leakage is the enemy of a finished basement, so this is the place to start when you're gearing up for your basement project. Before you apply water sealer, it's important to get rid of any obvious sources of leaks. This means repairing cracks in the concrete blocks or cement walls. To do this properly, you should use a hammer and a chisel to chip down into the crack about 3/4 of an inch, and then fill it with a concrete patching product.