By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:31:56 AM.
A wet, damp, or humid basement is considered unsafe, regardless of whether you use the space on a day-to-day basis. Thats because mold and mildew growth can start in the basement and make its way up to the more lived-in areas of a home. Its important to keep your basement dry at all times and stop a potential problem before it can begin. How to Keep Your Basement Dry The best way to keep your basement dry is to find a trustworthy and knowledgeable basement waterproofing specialist serving your area. He or she can help identify immediate or potential problems, and recommend basement waterproofing solutions to protect your basement and family against potential flooding and/or possible mold- or mildew-related health issues. Your basement waterproofing specialist may recommend installing a basement sump pump (with a battery-powered backup pump), a perimeter drainage system, a French drain system, waterproof flooring, basement wall coverings, and/or an energy-efficient dehumidifier. There are many effective ways to keep your basement dry; its just a matter of taking the initiative to speak with a certified basement waterproofing specialist to find out which options are best for your home, climate, and budget.
Finally, the last repairs can happen. This consists of finding any mold- or water-damaged items -- be they furniture, carpets, the walls themselves, or anything else -- and replacing them. Once all of the damaged goods are replaced (there shouldnt be many if you havent flooded yet), youre good to live in your basement again. Just keep an eye on the smell; its the first sign that another leak has sprung -- but you shouldnt have to worry about that for a last a couple of years. If you find any of these tasks outside of the range of being able to perform yourself, a good basement waterproofing company can usually assist you with some of these preventative steps at a relatively affordable rate.
Would you be happier if they were a different color, shape, texture Think about it, this is an easy little tidbit that can have a whole lot of influence on the vibe of your basement. Your basement needs these support beams, so why not find a contractor who can help transform your beams to look more chic And theyre made out of long-lasting and durable materials too. Crown Molding A lot has to go into choosing the right design for your basement walls. You have to consider what paint to use, if you want to use a wall paper border, sponge paint, or if you want to use crown molding. Molding isnt just the pretty edging that you see, but it replaces the aluminum trim that some contractors would have used or you already see. Also, molding covers the seams that so easily can make a basement appear older and even unfinished. So the goal of properly designed crown molding is to not only disguise the seams, but to also provide your basement with an attractive and sophisticated design.
Doors Did you ever think that a door in a basement, or any room for that matter, was particularly a big deal Most people probably wouldnt die for a door, but maybe for the right door some would be tempted. Sometimes we just dont know about something, if we just havent heard about it! There are so many kinds of doors out there. You can choose your material, you can choose where you want the hinge, how you want it to open, color, design; you name it and the right contractor can find it for you. If you recall the saying, the eyes are the doorway to a persons soul, then you can imagine that doors can tell a lot about what is inside. Dont sell your room short; choose a beautiful door to add to your freshly finished basement. Now youve heard! Staircases You want to make your basement a little bit more attractive. You want more than just a finished basement, you want something special. So, youre looking around and nothing looks old, or out of whack, but there is that small shabby staircase. A staircase doesnt have to be an afterthought, but it can be the magic touch that takes your basement from a beautiful home to an even more magical basement. If you want your basement to be a modern space, then choose a design and style that suits your design goal of having a city-modern feel. But, if you have a cabin and you want something a bit rustic, then maybe utilize some antlers for an interesting effect.
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