By Brenda. Basement. Published at Thursday, November 02nd, 2017 - 09:54:23 AM.
Basement waterproofing specialists have a lot of tools at their disposal for getting water out of your basement. Interior drainage systems, sump pumps, industrial-strength dehumidifiers, and other even more advanced techniques can dry out a flooded basement in no time. Of course, there is an even better way to deal with a wet basement: prevent it. With a proper basement sealing before you get water in basementsyndrome, you can prevent all of the damage that accompanies basement flooding. You can skip out on the costs of mold removal, basement wall repair or even a complete basement remodeling. A little bit of foresight can save you a boatload of money.
The cracks in the walls and floors must be patched up. In most homes, plumbing and lighting will be left uncared in a basement. Water leaks should be completely sealed before working on your basement design. Damaged flooring and roofing must be repaired before starting the remodeling work. In some cases, it may be required to demolish a part of the basement floor in order to proceed with the rest of the design. Flooring Any basement will only have unfinished floors and laying out the floors is an important part of basement remodeling. The recreational rooms must be constructed close to natural light areas because your basement will be naturally darker than other parts of your home. You can add a new type of flooring to differentiate your basement from the rest of the house or you can simply use the same flooring theme you have in your home. Ceiling The type of ceiling used in the basement can be different depending on how your basement is constructed. Dropped ceiling tiles are a common choice among home owners.
As a preventative measure, most homes are built with a footing drain around the exterior of the home. Unfortunately, an exterior perimeter French drain outside of the home will clog as soil from around the home gets into the system. When filter fabric is laid down with a French drain, that fabric will also clog. Either way, your basement will still be unprotected from foundation water. Servicing these drains requires excavation around the entire home- which means that gardens, porches, steps, and anything else up against the home will need to be removed. Instead of building an exterior drainage system, install an interior French drain system with a cast-iron Zoeller sump pump. An interior system is much easier to maintain and service, and you wont need to have an invasive excavation of your yard performed. New more efficient French drains such as WaterGuard are installed on top of the footing of the foundation and underneath the basement floor, making them almost invisible in your home and fully compatible with basement wall products that can also protect you from leaking basement walls and floors.
3. Add Accessories Even though your basement is an extension of your home, it should function for your family as an oasis from the stresses of everyday life. The location of your basement isolates it from the rest of your house (and the rest of the world). We tend to think of basements as a safe place physically, since they are the place you run to for protection during dubious weather. However, a basement can also be a safe place emotionally. So, its appropriate for your basement to be decorated to reflect your personal tastes and passions. Fill it with the things you love (Note: this does not mean that you should clutter it up with junk that you simply cant part with.) Think about the activities that you enjoy doing in your spare time, and equip your basement accordingly. Set up a stereo so that you can listen to your favorite music. If you like to play cards, set up a table for this purpose.
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