Massapequa (/mæsəˈpiːkwə/, mass-ə-PEEK-wə) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the southern part of the Town of Oyster Bay in southeastern Nassau County, New York, on Long Island, east of New York City. However, it is adjacent to Amityville in Suffolk County.
When finishing a basement in Massapequa you will need a plan before you begin working on your project. Your plan will depend on your budget. How much can you afford? What are you using your basement for? Some choices are a wine cellar, apartment, home theater, office, play room, game room, classroom, library, bar, gym. The possibilities are endless.
Keep in mind your design and the location of utilities. Bathrooms are usually located closest to your main drain lines. Is your drain line above or below the floor? If it’s below the floor then you wont need an ejector pump which pumps waste water vertically up to the elevated drain line. This will add to the costs of your bathroom but not that much more than having to break up the floor to tap into the existing drain.
Ceiling height is another major concern when finishing your Long Island basement. If your ceiling is below 8 feet high you will need to be cautious as to your ceiling and floor building. The ceiling should be dropped minimally and the floor should not be built up but applied directly to the existing floor slab. These techniques are best used to keep the ceiling from getting to short.
Moisture should always be a major concern when building a basement. There are two kinds of basements. Basements that had some kind of water leak and basements that will eventually get some kind of water leak. Nonetheless you should consider a dehumidifier to keep moisture at bay.