Basement finishing is a very popular and lower cost way to add usable space and extra resale value to your home. We can create one large family/game room or several separate areas for bedrooms, home offices, a home gym or perhaps a home theater room. The amount of information and options out there are overwhelming at best. We will help you to sort through all of the choices and find the best solutions for your needs. We can work with you to design a plan that will give you space, storage and safety.
When you call us, we will first assess the condition of the basement and check for cracks in the foundation or floor, dampness or water issues that need to be addressed and we will check outside of the home for grading issues and gutter runoff to determine whether there are problems that are affecting the basement and we will do all repairs before the work starts.
There are two common types of basement finishing.
First, is the standard drywall construction. This is the most common type and has served many homeowners well over the years.
Next are the basement finishing systems. The walls are panels can be removed to gain access to plumbing and are mildew resistant. There are many different basement systems of varying quality out there. It is important to choose carefully. We are familiar with most of them and we can assist you if this is your choice.
Basement waterproofing can save homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs that could be easily avoided. Mildew or mold on the walls or floors, peeling paint, damp spots, chalky white spots, rust on metal objects, or moldy odors are all signs of dampness issues and waterproofing is recommended. Sometimes, all that is required to rectify the situation is to apply a sealer to the walls and floors. Then again, depending on the severity of the problem it could require much more advanced measures, as well as replacing the windows and doors to prevent the moisture from getting in.
Mold spores are also a known contributor to many respiratory illnesses such as asthma and allergies and can even have fatal consequences in people with compromised immune systems. Mold is not something to be taken lightly.
Waterproofing will protect the structural integrity of your home. It will prevent deterioration of foundation walls and floors, as well as drywall and wood. A wet or damp basement will reduce the value of, and can easily cost you the sale of your home, as most people will not even consider buying a home with moisture issues. Correcting this problem will protect the value of your home.