We bought a brand new house, but we would like to finish the basement (includes drywall, framing, carpet, electric, etc) it would be about 12 weeks of work.
A lot of advice around renovation and children is about dangers of "old homes" (fear of lead etc in old walls), but plenty of things I've read indicate that the dust (especially with drywall) can be harmful for developing child.
Builder said they would
- seal off the basement
- run HEPA air scrubber during framing and dry wall
- access the basement through the basement window (rather than coming in through the home)
Along with that we also have air purifiers that we can put in the living room and kids room (kid sleeps on 2nd floor). I was recommended to vacuum often and after the construction have the air vents cleaned (we have central heating and cooling) and replace the furnace filter.
Despite all this I am considering to just not do this for fear of harming my little one. We can't move/live somewhere temporarily.
Any thoughts? Are my concerns unfounded?