By Brenda. Basement. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 13:13:44 PM.
Have fun with the staircase, it doesnt have to just be something that you ignore as you enter a room, but it can be what draws you to want to go there in the first place! Windows Not just in the basement, but throughout the whole home; windows seem to be forgotten. Sure, curtains, and window stickies are popular, but replacing and updating windows tend to be the homeowners last resort. Maybe they arent fun enough for you If thats the case, then have some fun! Windows can be a beautiful addition to your basement, even though most basements dont have too many windows; they do tend to have one. If that window has been around since the dark ages, odds are your energy bill could probably go down if you just replaced your window. Some older windows are no longer in good condition so air escapes when you want it to stay in the room.
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.
A basement doesnt have to be a dark musky place where people store the junk they are never going to use, and where all the scary things happen in horror movies. With a little creativity and a few personal touches, your basement has the potential to become your favorite room in the house-or below the house. If your basement has never been worked on, you have a little pre-remodeling work to do. Before creating your masterpiece, you need to start with a blank canvass. Build your canvass by installing insulation and drywall on the walls and (most importantly) on the ceiling. If funky, urban-chic is the look youre after, go ahead and leave one of the concrete block (CMU) walls (or a portion of the wall) exposed. But choose wisely because its difficult to add electrical wiring on a CMU wall without making it look like an afterthought. Call a basement renovation contractor to help out with the construction.
So what can you do to protect your basement from water vapor damage and leaks Hire a certified basement specialist to install a moisture or vapor barrier on your basement walls and floors. This covering will not only improve the appearance of your basement, but also keep it dry and safe year-round. It is important, however, to install a moisture barrier after installing a reliable basement drainage system, such as a sump pump previously discussed. The two systems go hand-in-hand and are extremely effective basement waterproofing agents. Energy-Efficient Dehumidifiers Help Prevent Humidity and Mold Growth One of the most important steps in your basement makeover is to install an energy-efficient dehumidifier. A dehumidifier works to remove moisture from your basement, thus lowering the humidity level. Why is this important Because mold cannot grow in an area with low humidity and can cause such health issues as allergies, asthma, and skin and eye irritation. Mold and rot can also cause structural damage to your home. A basement dehumidifier can help prevent mold, mildew, and rot by reducing humidity, thus making your basement a safer and more habitable space.
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