By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:34:40 AM.
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.
If youre a do-it-yourselfer or just a concerned homeowner, be sure to keep these tips in mind. But, its always a good idea to contact a basement waterproofing professional who can evaluate the situation, discuss the best options to meet your homes needs and assure the installation is performed properly to protect your home. Contact Foundation Repair of Michigan today for basement waterproofing in Warren, MI. Theyre experts who specialize in foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, and basement waterproofing. They also offer free quotes for all their services. 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.
Your windows should be double paned vinyl windows for optimal insulation and soundproofing. On the ceiling, youre going to want a drop ceiling that will absorb noise from the basement and above floors alike. The floors should be laid down in a way that blocks water vapor from the basement floor and creates a thermal break on your basement floors so they dont feel as cold as the concrete below. Finally, ALL surfaces installed in the basement will need to be resilient to water damage. Even if a basement is completely waterproofed and a vapor barrier is placed on all surfaces, your basement is still susceptible to leaks from water heaters, bursting pipes, overflowing sinks, bathtubs, toilets, dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, and the countless other things that hold water and can run downhill, creating a flood in your basement.
Unfortunately, a flooding basement will quickly ruin wood, drywall and furniture. And once the immediate flooding has been pumped out, organic materials in the basement- including carpeting, wood sub floors, furniture, and other storied items will be ruined and in need of replacement. Drywall (even mold-resistant drywall and green board) can also easily be ruined by water. The investment made on the home is quickly lost, and the basement remodeling is wasted. Because of this, its extremely important that a basement waterproofing system be installed before the basement is finished. In fact, some homeowners will take the precaution of installing a perimeter drainage system and sump pump inside the home before the basement remodeling in order to ensure a long payback for their home improvement investment.
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