By Brenda. Basement. Published at Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 - 12:16:14 PM.
Basement Air Is your basement fully-finished and beautiful, but theres a funky smell a-lurking Odds are there may be some mold in your basement. Although your basement may be finished, do you know if your contractor used all waterproof materials Yes, from your ceiling tiles to your floor tiles, you can have a fully and permanently waterproof basement. That means mold-free. So, if you think you have a mold-free basement, and theres still some smells or pet dander that you just want to get rid of, then you should invest in a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier can be hidden in an unfinished part of your basement and best of all, it will add to the overall enjoyment of the space. If someone walks into a room and gets greeted with an alarmingly pungent smell; odds are youre going to lose your guest. So, if your biggest concern is the air quality and maintaining clean and clear airflow, then consider asking your trusted contractor for the best air dehumidifier around. You deserve the best, so make sure you ask.
For the highly acclaimed, valued and trusted basement waterproofing system throughout the U.S. and the world, contact Basement Systems, Inc. Contact Healthy Spaces today for basement waterproofing in Indiana and repairs for your wet basement in Kentucky. Samantha Walton currently works as a web content writer for home improvement sites. Shes a college graduate with a B.A. in communication and a concentration in public relations. Shes aspiring to one day further her education with a seminary degree. Her experience ranges from internships in marketing and public relations, content writing for local television broadcasts, to writing and editing newsletters, fliers, and other content for her local church.
Before finishing the basement Finishing a basement is a fantastic idea. At half the price of building an addition on the home and without the loss of yard space, a basement finishing turns the single largest area of empty space in a home into a new living room, family room, game room, basement bar, basement bathroom, mother in laws suite, wine cellar, or anything else that can be imagined for the area. A national average of 75% of the price of the remodeled basement pays back for itself immediately in an increase in the value of the home and by 2010, when the housing market is expected to improve, this payback will be even better. Basements are naturally quiet, private spaces, and finishing them is a fantastic way to accommodate for a growing family.
1. Add Light Good lighting can be the difference between a dark, even scary, basement and a bright, cheery extension of your home. Natural light is always preferable to artificial lighting, but unfortunately, in most basements its either scarce or non-existent. If you are lucky enough to have a portion of your basement that is above ground, take advantage of it. Ask your contractor to determine if it is possible to add windows (or even a door) without extensive structural renovations. Also be aware of anything that is hanging above existing basement windows and blocking out light (i.e. balconies, awnings, or even overgrown vegetation). You may discover that simply removing these things can increase the amount of natural light you end up with.
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