basement rehab

Anybody know what the general rules and regulations are for rehabbing a basement into a studio APT?

If you want rules and regulations to avoid costly fines, go to your local building inspector’s office for them. I believe you’ll have to put in an egress window or some other 2nd exit in case of a fire. You’ll also need about 7 feet minimum of headroom. Before anything else, make sure it’s dry.

I have two exist and a window in this basement. Head room is 7 feet and plumbing is already there. It’s not dry but a little cold in the winter which is another obstacle that needs to be worked on.

Thanks for your reply

I’ve had good luck with using DRYLOCK products for plugging larger leaks and a waterproofer for sealing the entire walls. Check out the display they have at the local hardware store.