Basement Finishing Ideas or Basement Remodeling Ideas
Finishing your basement quickly increases the living space in your home at a fraction of the cost of constructing a new addition, and can increase the value of your home. Take a look at this home calculator formula to see how much more cost effective basement finishing is compared to building an addition.
The Truth About Basement Finishing
The truth is that finishing your basement is a great idea... BUT, for every beautifully finished basement, there is another that was once beautiful, but then got wet. The truth is that over time, almost all basements will leak, when that happens is the only question. So before you spend a significant amount of money on a basement finishing or basement remodeling project it is highly recommended that you properly prepare your basement for finishing.
The first concern before finishing your basement is to keep it dry. This means protecting your basement not only from flooding, but from water vapor as well. A wet, or even damp basement is unsuitable for finishing. Moisture will get into the building material and cause mold, mildew, rot, unpleasant odors, and damage to floor coverings, furniture, and personal items.
Protecting Your Investment in Your Finished Basement
Basement Systems has the solution! From basement floor system to basement wall treatments to window wells to basement windows to the world's best basement waterproofing systems, your local Basement Systems dealer can show you what you'll need to not only protect the investment you made in your finished basement, but to make it a dry, comfortable living space -- as dry and comfortable as your upstairs!
Basement Environment Products
If your planning a basement remodeling project, Basement Systems has products that you should know about before beginning your basement finishing project. Our products address moisture and dampness with the basement wall, basement floor, humidity, windows, window wells and more. If you're working with a Total Basement Finishing (TBF) basement finishing contractor, ask them about these products.
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