This basement project had some features that made it a fun one to do. The homeowner added an addition which included a full basement to an old farm house using steel floor joist. A dumbwaiter that went from the basement to the second floor was installed. The steel joist meant all the walls, soffit work and supports for the drop ceiling had to be drilled and bolted. The picture above is looking at the entrance to the original basement from the new one and the upper left is looking into the new basement area.
The first step was to install foam insulation panels more for moisture control then for its insulation properties. Because of the faux brick pattern used in the foundation bracing was required to ensure good adhesive contact between the foam and uneven surface of the foundation.