By Brenda. Basement. Published at Sunday, February 04th, 2018 - 12:59:46 PM.
Finally, the last repairs can happen. This consists of finding any mold- or water-damaged items -- be they furniture, carpets, the walls themselves, or anything else -- and replacing them. Once all of the damaged goods are replaced (there shouldnt be many if you havent flooded yet), youre good to live in your basement again. Just keep an eye on the smell; its the first sign that another leak has sprung -- but you shouldnt have to worry about that for a last a couple of years. If you find any of these tasks outside of the range of being able to perform yourself, a good basement waterproofing company can usually assist you with some of these preventative steps at a relatively affordable rate.
While youre at it, choose a durable and beautifully finished window frame. Dont forget the many different styles you can choose from. You can even find windows that wont rot, wont need painting, and dont corrode! If youre thinking of ways to just add a little spice to your basement, why not choose to update your windows Not only will you have some added flavor, but youll also help your energy bill as well as have a long lasting product with flawless performance. Window Wells So once you purchase some new windows, you should consider a window well. Have you ever heard of a window well This sits outside your window and can actually direct sunlight into your windows while keeping weeds, rain, snow and debris out of the way of your windows light.
Before using the space Wet basements make terrible storage space. Basement leaks will destroy anything organic in the area- including wood sub floors. And when the basement is not leaking, hydrostatic pressure outside of the home will push water through porous concrete, mortar, and dirt around the foundation walls and cause humidity levels within a basement to skyrocket. As the humidity in a basement rises, so do the levels of mold and dust mites. As warm air rises out of the top levels of the house and new air is pulled into the lower levels, humidity, foul odors, mold spores and dust mite feces in the air will rise up into the rest of the home, adding allergens to the home environment. Additionally, humid air is difficult to heat and cool, and the energy bills of the entire house will suffer.
Perhaps youre a fan of billiards. Invest in a pool table so that you can invite your friends over for a few games. Measure the room first to make sure that it is suitable for the size table you are buying. If you always want to see the latest DVD release, consider purchasing an entertainment center with surround sound, and transform a portion of your basement into a home theatre. If you outfit your basement with the things you love, you are undoubtedly going to find yourself wanting to spend a lot of time there...and your friends probably will too! One of the great dangers of basement ownership is that it tends to be a magnet for useless junk. If you have a separate area of your basement strictly for storage, you will not be tempted to hang on to so much, and you will find that it is much easier to organize the stuff you do choose to keep. Ideally, you would build a separate room in the corner of your basement to keep stored items out of site. If this isnt possible, try to think of other ways you can hide items while still keeping them organized. Dont sacrifice your personal convenience for aesthetics. Form follows function. So, take a trip downstairs and start dreaming about the basement that is perfect for you!
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