By Brenda. Basement. Published at Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 - 09:53:54 AM.
Why Its Important to Keep Your Basement Dry Many homeowners choose to renovate their basement to make it a usable space. It might become a childs playroom, a spare bedroom, a home office, or a game room. Other homeowners, however, do not need or use their basement, and prefer keeping it as a storage space or simply a part of the house that one simply passes through from time to time. Whether your basement is fully-functional or completely empty, its important to keep it dry at all times. Why For starters, proper sealing helps to protect against possible flooding. Its also important to keep a basement dry because any wetness, dampness, or moisture in a basement can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can cause such health issues as asthma and allergies (as well as more serious concerns).
Is my basement leaking enough to need waterproofing This is a question that resounds with nearly every homeowner who is unfortunate enough to have a wet basement problem. If the basement is leaking only once a year, or the leaks are small, the decision can seem like a difficult one. As professional basement waterproofing specialists who have been in the business for 20 years, Basement Systems has found that there are these several key times when homeowners decide to waterproof their basement. When building the home Basements are imperfect concrete structures that will eventually begin to break down. Sooner or later, water is going to be able to make its way through cracks in the basement walls, floors, and through the foundation wall floor joint around the perimeter.
2. Add color Even if you have natural light in your basement, it will still probably appear somewhat dark and gloomy. For this reason basements can tolerate somewhat brighter than usual paint colors without appearing garish. Primary (Red, Yellow, and Blue) and Secondary colors (Orange, Green, and Purple) work well. You dont have to brightly paint every single wall. Just choose one or two, and paint everything else a more neutral tone. Remember to only change colors on inside corners, never on outside corners. If you must change colors in the middle of a wall or on an outside corner, add a piece of molding to separate the two colors. If you have a finished ceiling, paint it white to help brighten up the room. Mix a little bit of your accent color in the white ceiling paint; this will make the colors look like they belong together.
The Best Basement Waterproofing Contractor and Basement Remodeling Experts for You Its important to find a basement remodeling contractor that is still going to be in business if you need to service your installation or have warranty work done. The small business administration reports that 50% of contractors have their business fail within the first year and over 96% within five years. Its best to pick a company that youre confident will still be there when you need them. DryGuys Basement Systems of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland have been in business for more than 20 years and would like to help you with your basement waterproofing and finishing- as well as your foundation repair, dehumidification, and crawlspace encapsulation needs. Were a part of the Basement Systems - the worlds largest network of basement waterproofing contractors in the world. Their systems will keep your basement from leaking while our finishing products create vapor barriers on all concrete basement surfaces. Our Total Basement Finishing basement finishing ideas (also available across the United States) can insulate the room and make the whole house more energy efficient.
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