Finishing a basement and turning it into a practical, functional space is one of the most popular renovation projects for homeowners. Here’s a guide on how to complete this project and get the most out of your new space – and your budget – from waterproofing your basement to adding the final touches.
- Budget: If you’re not sure how much it will cost to redo your basement, or if you’re unsure how extensive your renovations can be, it’s best to call in a contractor or two to get a few quotes. With their experience, you’ll quickly see how to get the most out of your renovation for your budget.
- Deal with damp and mold: Any moisture in your basement is going to be a huge problem unless it is dealt with, by professionals, right from the start of your project. This could involve anything from making sure that outside ground is sloped away from the foundations and that the drain tile system is functional, to mold remediation. Without these solutions, your renovation could be ruined by bad smells, paint and plaster peeling of the walls and even the growth of hazardous molds, so it’s worth doing right.
- Plan: You may have a pretty good idea of how you want your finished basement to look, but it’s still important to have detailed plans drawn up. You’ll need to know the lengths of all the different walls, the size of the windows (if there are any) and the square footage of flooring you’ll need installed.
- Permits and inspections: This is where you’ll have to visit your local building department. They’ll assist you in getting all the necessary permission you need to start your project.
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With over 30 years of experience in waterproofing basements, installing sump pumps and installing French drains, the professionals at Bonded Waterproofing Systems are happy to assist you with this vital aspect of your renovation project. Our family owned business prioritizes fair quotes and quality results that last – we even offer interest free financing.
In addition to waterproofing, we also offer basement repair and mold removal services, ensuring that your basement is kept dry and your home healthy. For more information, please visit our website at bondedwaterproofing.com today.