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Old 2nd February 2017, 08:16   #1 (permalink)
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A question about 'man caves'

Hi everyone

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I've been looking to buy a house in Antalya and a few of the properties that we've been looking at have large areas in the basements - sometimes over 3 bedrooms.

This is a cool feature but a couple of locals have told us that these rooms are only good as 'hobby rooms' (games rooms, gyms) and can't be used as bedrooms because of health reasons?

Does anyone have info or insights on this?
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Old 2nd February 2017, 08:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: A question about 'man caves'

Hi Aydın, welcome to the forum. Many Turkish buildings have damp problems in the winter, especially basements. damp bedrooms would be very detrimental to health, I guess that this may be the problem.

For some reason houses are built so that the water from drainpipes simply pours out near the foundations, there is no way to take it away from the house. This is something I would look to solve if buying. Good luck, keep us informed.
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Hello and welcome to the Forum Aydin.
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These basements are really useful. As you say, games rooms, storage, the extra freezer etc. Wish we had one ! Good luck with your house hunting. Make sure you have ALL the paper work intact and in order before you hand over any money !
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Re: A question about 'man caves'

Thank you IbrahimAbi, margaret and Hilsjw for your replies - yeah its difficult because these extra rooms make a huge difference in your mind - it turns a 3 bedroom into a 6 bedroom.

Would anyone have any idea how you could solve the dampness problem if you threw enough money at it??
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Also worth checking if the basement is included in the habitation certificate as I seem to recall they were classed as storage and as such could not be used as `living` rooms, even though many did use as bedrooms etc.

If it were me I would view potential houses around Jan/Feb/Mrch and see what state the basements were in, In better weather all houses look good :-)
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Thank you IbrahimAbi, margaret and Hilsjw for your replies - yeah its difficult because these extra rooms make a huge difference in your mind - it turns a 3 bedroom into a 6 bedroom.

Would anyone have any idea how you could solve the dampness problem if you threw enough money at it??
Basically by knocking the building down and start the build again to a decent spec, main problem with the basements on our site has been with broken sewage pipes which also go undetected until problems really become noticeable, also to make sure rainwater is directed away from the building walls weather that's from balcony drains or/and a/c overflow units.
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Re: A question about 'man caves'

Basements are very frequent in Germany, these are mostly used as party or "hobby" rooms and also to house washing machines and freezers etc. But they are mostly dark and quite uninviting. I should think with all that soil piled up against the walls there is bound to be damp unless very well sealed ... then there is the question of condensation which I have known to form puddles on the floor. I would just build a very nice shed - if that is allowed by the local planning law. Basements are just an ongoing source of aggro --- this is just my opinion and experience of course - perhaps the climate in Turkey makes it more viable.
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It will need tanking but I doubt you will find the skills to do that. You can get proofing cures which are injected into the walls but I've no idea if that would work in your situation. A good alternative is to excavate around the outside wall to remove soil that is holding water, and backfill with gravel which will let water drain away. You will need to go down to the footings and just do a small area at a time, and get professional advice before you start.
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