By Brenda. Basement. Published at Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 09:58:31 AM.
A wet, damp, or humid basement is considered unsafe, regardless of whether you use the space on a day-to-day basis. Thats because mold and mildew growth can start in the basement and make its way up to the more lived-in areas of a home. Its important to keep your basement dry at all times and stop a potential problem before it can begin. How to Keep Your Basement Dry The best way to keep your basement dry is to find a trustworthy and knowledgeable basement waterproofing specialist serving your area. He or she can help identify immediate or potential problems, and recommend basement waterproofing solutions to protect your basement and family against potential flooding and/or possible mold- or mildew-related health issues. Your basement waterproofing specialist may recommend installing a basement sump pump (with a battery-powered backup pump), a perimeter drainage system, a French drain system, waterproof flooring, basement wall coverings, and/or an energy-efficient dehumidifier. There are many effective ways to keep your basement dry; its just a matter of taking the initiative to speak with a certified basement waterproofing specialist to find out which options are best for your home, climate, and budget.
The last time you went into your basement you felt a little less-enthused about spending time down there. In other words, it was dark, damp and a little stinky so youd rather just stay upstairs. If your basement isnt the most appealing space in your home, try not to just avoid the space. Instead, think of all the ways it could be utilized. Basements are huge parts of the home that could make up for a massive living space, but they can easily become the forgotten spaces beneath the home. The basement can be a great way to increase your homes living space and return on investment if ever you decide to sell your home. In addition, the basement is the perfect get away. But one thing can ruin that for so many homeowners-- water.
Doors Did you ever think that a door in a basement, or any room for that matter, was particularly a big deal Most people probably wouldnt die for a door, but maybe for the right door some would be tempted. Sometimes we just dont know about something, if we just havent heard about it! There are so many kinds of doors out there. You can choose your material, you can choose where you want the hinge, how you want it to open, color, design; you name it and the right contractor can find it for you. If you recall the saying, the eyes are the doorway to a persons soul, then you can imagine that doors can tell a lot about what is inside. Dont sell your room short; choose a beautiful door to add to your freshly finished basement. Now youve heard! Staircases You want to make your basement a little bit more attractive. You want more than just a finished basement, you want something special. So, youre looking around and nothing looks old, or out of whack, but there is that small shabby staircase. A staircase doesnt have to be an afterthought, but it can be the magic touch that takes your basement from a beautiful home to an even more magical basement. If you want your basement to be a modern space, then choose a design and style that suits your design goal of having a city-modern feel. But, if you have a cabin and you want something a bit rustic, then maybe utilize some antlers for an interesting effect.
Why Its Important to Keep Your Basement Dry Many homeowners choose to renovate their basement to make it a usable space. It might become a childs playroom, a spare bedroom, a home office, or a game room. Other homeowners, however, do not need or use their basement, and prefer keeping it as a storage space or simply a part of the house that one simply passes through from time to time. Whether your basement is fully-functional or completely empty, its important to keep it dry at all times. Why For starters, proper sealing helps to protect against possible flooding. Its also important to keep a basement dry because any wetness, dampness, or moisture in a basement can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can cause such health issues as asthma and allergies (as well as more serious concerns).
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