By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:28:44 AM.
Before selling the home If youre looking to sell your home, a wet basement can be a deal breaker. Home buyers are not looking to purchase someone elses problem, and if they find out that the basement floods, they will often back out of the deal. Home inspectors are trained to find the signs of wet basements, and they will make finding these signs a top priority. In fact, 10% of the homes market value is lost with a wet basement. And because buyers will be reluctant to buy the home even at a discount, it will take much longer to sell it. In the end, fixing the basement properly with a sump pump and perimeter waterproofing system is a fast process- with a quality basement waterproofing contractor completing the job in 1-3 days- and it restores a great deal of value to your home.
Water Damage What are the signs of water damage Sometimes the damage is very noticeable. For example, when there are water stains on the walls, this could be from previous water damage, whether or not you were living in the home when it happened. In addition, if you find cracks on your walls or buckling walls your future is likely to include water damage. How does your basement smell If youve noticed a musty smell or some guests have commented on a particular smell, it could be from mold growing in your basement. Perhaps youve never seen mold in your basement-- doesnt mean its not there! The Infamy of Mold Moldy isnt the best word to use to describe your basement, or any of your homes for that matter. Unfortunately, mold is also very sneaky and a lot of time passes before many homeowners notice the mold in their basements.
School can sometimes be annoying, especially when it comes to grading. You can put your heart and soul into a project, and somehow not receive the grade you think you deserved. Some teachers say that a good grade isnt just given to a student who puts a lot of effort into a project, or even a lot of money. While other teachers do appreciate and consider this process in the overall decision about a final grade, at the end of the day its the final product that makes the grade. There are those seemingly tiny details that some students dont even consider, and that is what separates an A from a B. This doesnt just apply to the classroom, but also to home improvements. There are times that you can put a lot of time and effort into a project and it goes absolutely nowhere. Either it doesnt turn out how you had planned, or your plan gets a little fuzzy and even begins to seem a bit unrealistic. Its a shame, but it happens.
If you arent ready to say goodbye to your white walls yet, there are other ways to add color to your basement. Fit a festive slip cover over a piece of upholstered furniture, or paint a piece of wood or metal furniture. Throw pillows and coordinating area rugs are also a good way to add personality to your (now favorite) room, and they also give people a place to sit on the floor. Dont forget to add artwork. Either hang up something you already own, or have some of your favorite personal photos enlarged and framed. If choosing a paint color scares you, and selecting furniture makes you dizzy, consider consulting a decorator. Decorators are well trained, and they often come up with ideas that you wouldnt have thought of. Your decorator can help you determine what look you are trying to achieve and what colors and styles would be most suitable for your space.
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