Why You Should Hire A Professional Basement Finishing Contractor
As your home’s ‘service room’ that displays all the plumbing, heating, and other systems, concealing everything and finishing that basement into a livable, luxurious space is a big undertaking. That’s why engaging the services of an experienced basement finishing contractor is the smart way of going about it.Book an Appointment
For some homeowners, basement finishing may seem like a good project to exercise your DIY skills. But as veterans of many basement finishing projects, many of which were remedial in nature, we advise thinking long and hard before going the DIY route.
First, if you have never finished a basement before, you will likely make some mistakes. Unfortunately, many of these will be costly to correct. You will end up spending a lot more money than you hoped to save by doing the work yourself.
What A Basement Finishing Project Entails
Finishing a basement entails transforming it from a cold concrete box to a livable space, with insulated walls, a ceiling, and a sanitary floor. Before any finishing work starts, we ensure that the basement is clean and waterproof:
To avoid insulating walls with active water leaks, we test the whole basement for moisture. If there are any leaks, we seal them before fixing the insulating foam.
Insulating the Basement
All that concrete sure makes your basement a very cold place to be in. So to make sure the space is warm and comfortable, we cover the exterior walls with polystyrene foam to keep the cold out.
Framing the Walls
This is where we divide the space into separate rooms. Of course, this follows your predetermined floor plan. Being such a confined space, framing your walls on the ground and then raising and positioning them may be a challenge. This is where engaging a professional basements contractor really pays off.
Now your rooms start to take shape. Again, hanging your drywall sheets and boring out all the necessary service holes, and cutting out windows is a specialized skill that requires careful measuring and steady, experienced hands.
Laying the Floor
Because of their susceptibility to flooding, basements have special flooring needs. To minimize losses in the event of flooding, the floor needs to be water-resistant at the very least and preferably be waterproof. We will help you choose the best flooring material for your basement’s intended use.
Finishing the Ceiling
Looking up, the ceiling will be a mess of pipes and wires. To give your basement a polished, smart look, you will need to hide it all behind a ceiling. Again, we will help you decide on the right choice between drywall and a drop ceiling.
Finish Your Basement And Increase
Your Home’s Value
If you are looking to add living space to your home, then finishing or renovating your basement is one of your best options. It is a fantastic way to boost your property’s value before putting it on the market.
By choosing to work with Assured Basements you benefit from qualified basement design skills and practical decoration ideas and advice. We take immense pride in our work and do our best to make sure you get a finished basement that’s functional and which reflects your taste and style.
When you are ready, book an in-home consultation with one of our basement finishing experts to discuss all your basement finishing options.