Started a few basements remodeling and now am asked to do two new basements in new houses that are just 2 months old. Why in the blazes do they locate the mechanical devices almost in the middle of the basement?
How about putting the HVAC and water heater in the corner of the basement?
One homeowner told me that they wanted to put the mechanicals six feet right in front of the walkout door while his basement is 83' x 62' and he convinced the that's a bad place. I little common sense from the builder, does he not realize that some or most homeowners would want a finished basement and then why locate the mechanicals almost right in the the basement..fine home building..forget about it.
Also why does the building department want drywall at the 1st floor joist next to the exterior wall before you put the framing up..what's the purpose as the basement ceiling and the exterior walls will be rocked anyways?