Preparing for a Basement Remodel
A basement remodel is a good way to increase your home’s resale value, while giving you and your family more space. When planning a renovation of your basement, most people tend to skip to the end product, however, it is vital that you consider the steps it will take for you to get there. To prepare for some major changes to your basement, we want to offer you a few essential steps that you should never overlook. Here are our recommendations for preparing your basement, and yourself for a remodel:
Install a Drainage System
The last thing you want is for your basement to flood, and unfortunately, flooding basements are common. A flood can damage insulation, drywall, wall finishing, carpet, and so much more. The best choice is to install a drainage system before the basement has been finished. That way, you no longer have to worry about your investment becoming damaged by a flood.
Identify Spots for Additional Outlets
Most basements never have enough, if any outlets, simply because they were not originally designed to be spaces that people were going to use. Depending on how you are planning on using your basement, chances are you will need additional outlets. Before you start the renovation, determine where you want these positioned.
Add a Sump Pump
Installing a sump pump ensures you are able to discharge large volumes of water from your basement in the case of heavy rainfall. If you have installed a drainage system, you should also install a sump pump.
Waterproof Your Basement Walls
Concrete basement walls are extremely porous, which means they allow moisture to seep through your walls. This moisture can build up behind walls, which results in mold and mildew growth.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss a basement remodel, please contact Blue Stone Builders at (551) 223-3361 now if you live in the Manville, NJ region.