Basement Tips And Advice

stock-photo-4258890-interior-abstractHaving the extra space in your home for a home office, playroom, an extra bedroom, is always a welcome feeling.  The basement is always a good candidate for a finishing it and making it into a room you dare to enter. What can you do first to ensure that your finished basement won’t become a nightmare later on? Here are 3 tips for you to consider:

1. You need to make sure all leaks are taking care of, and any drainage or water seeping into the floors or walls are fix before getting any further.

2. Have a humidifier running to get the moisture out, clear the air, and stop from having a musty basement.

3. Make sure your sump pump is in working condition.

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Basements: The treasure found below grade

If you’re looking for a house to buy or have recently bought one, you’re likely all too aware of how far your dollar goes (or doesn’t go) in the current real estate market. It would be fabulous if your budget got you the house of your dreams, complete with all the bells and whistles, in move-in condition, but that’s not reality for most home buyers. Cash-strapped as most buyers are, you’ll need to invest your renovation dollars to get the most impact and the best return on your investment. And with a hefty price per square foot, you’ll need to make the most of every square inch of your new abode. So let’s talk basements.


Ask the contractor: French drain can solve rainwater leakage issues

The recent heavy monsoon season has for many homeowners triggered a variety of issues: roof leaks, uncontrolled weed growth, grass growing by leaps and bounds, window leaks, roof jack leaks, erosion problems, water ponding, water infiltrating into homes, and soggy yards (not to mention cars that won’t stay clean).

Several calls have come into the office over the course of the last few weeks pertaining to the above mentioned issues, with the exception of the clean car – that is my personal issue – but rain and road dust sure do make it hard to keep the car looking good. It looks like the rains have subsided for now, so I will grab the hose the wax and the soft rags and get to work this weekend.


3 Major Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing happens to be very beneficial for homeowners, especially for those who live in colder areas where rain and snow often appears. Plus, these problems are more prevalent around the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions, where rain and snow always seem to hit during winter, spring, and fall. Waterproofing your basement can prevent any unexpected expenses, because they keep your home safe at all times.

There are several potential benefits that basement waterproofing can provide for your home, here are 3 of them:

Increased Home Value

Most people have noticed how a home becomes a lot more spacious when they invest in waterproofing their basement.