Paneling is so common among many American basements that we often forget that it can be installed in any part of a home. However, it is frequently used to finish the concrete walls of a basement because of its affordability, durability, and ability to make the downstairs livable.
There are some things to bear in mind, however, before, embarking on a paneling project: if you are planning on paneling your basement it is first necessary to waterproof the basement to prevent mildew and damage to your foundation. Walls that appear dry may actually become damp when enclosed by paneling. Additionally, it is important to contact your local government to make sure that you are complying with building codes.