The Truth About Basement Finishing

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Gayle Rusk

At Ohio Basement Systems, we offer expert basement finishing products and services designed to help homeowners gain a dry, useable and comfortable new living space in their basement.

But before a basement remodeling project, it is important to make sure your basement is prepared for finishing.

A finished basement will increase the living space in your home at a fraction of the cost of constructing a new addition, all the while increasing the value of your home. But before investing any money into remodeling your basement, you should make sure your basement is in good condition and properly prepared. If your basement has leaks, cracks or other shortcomings, it could cause a whole lot of damage to your newly finished basement. You do not want your basement to get wet, but if it does, you do not want it to get ruined.

The truth of the matter is that most almost ALL basements will leak at some point. The question is: WHEN?

Prepare Before Remodeling – To prepare your basement for finishing, first keep it dry. Sweat the little stuff. Flooding is not your only concern; water vapor can also cause problems. A wet or damp basement is unsuitable for finishing. This moisture will get into the building material and cause mold, mildew, rot and unpleasant odors in your basement. Such conditions will damage floor coverings, furniture and personal items.

Basement Environment Products – Before committing to a basement remodeling project, be sure to learn more about the products and services the company has to offer. The company should offer products that address moisture, dampness and humidity, problems affecting the basement wall, floors, windows, window wells and other basement components. The products should help protect your basement finishing investment while creating a dry, comfortable living space. Your basement should be as dry and comfy as the rest of the house.

Ohio Basement Systems represents the very best in product innovation, and quality energy-efficient basement finishing products to fit your home. From basement waterproofing to basement finishing, we have access to award-winning products designed especially for the basement environment.  We are committed to helping homeowners enjoy their basements and gain peace of mind knowing they have used the best products available.