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Ohio Basement Systems on the News – Proper Way to Finish a Basement?

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by Gayle Rusk


Wouldn’t you love to have your basement finished, so that it’s actually a space that you and your loved ones can enjoy? While most residents of Ohio would agree that finishing the basement would be a nice addition to their home, they are worried that by finishing it (or refinishing it) they’ll end up back where they started, with a wet and damaged finished basement…not anymore! With modern advancements in technology, there is now a system to finishing the basement that offers homeowners a warranted and waterproof solution that maintains a beautiful finish for years to come.

The owners of Ohio Basement Systems, Mike and Gayle Rusk, recently stopped by WKYC on channel 3 news, to talk about finishing the basement and how to transform a cold and damp basement space into a finished one. When asked about what goes into properly finishing a basement, owner Mike Rusk talked about why finished basements typically fail in the first place and how water is the main concern. “We’ve run into so many problems in the past where we’ve been out to see people with wet basements, where we’ve had to tear everything out. They’ve had finished basements but were ruined because of water. It can be a one time flood or just over a period of time the moisture from the basement can create a mold and odor problem.”

So if water is the main concern when finishing a basement, Gayle Rusk was asked, “What makes your finishing system so different?”

Gayle exclaimed, “What we like about this product is that it’s very durable.” These wall panels were specifically engineered to survive the harshest basement conditions, including basement floods. Not only are these wall panels sturdy, they are R-13 insulated, which improves both comfort and energy savings, as well as the added benefit of being 100% waterproof, inorganic and mold resistant.

If you’re interested in having your basement finished in the Greater Cleveland area, contact the basement finishing experts at Ohio Basement Systems. Using state-of-the-art basement finishing systems, owners Mike and Gayle Rusk and their experienced crew can quickly transform your wet and leaky basement into a beautiful and finished living space. We work with residents all throughout the Greater Cleveland area, including: Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland, Warren, Lorain, Elyria, Mentor, Lakewood, and cities nearby!

About the author
Co-owner of Ohio Basement Systems and Dr Energy Saver of North East Ohio. We do "everything from the basement to the attic".

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