When it comes time to finish your basement, you may be excited and want to skip ahead to have a useable entertaining space. However, before you get to that point, there are many things you should think about and consider during your basement finishing project. If there are any structural issues, your contractor should bring them up to you. But these are some things you should consider before and during the process.
- Seal Holes and Eliminate Water – Basements are known for flooding and leaks, so it is important when you are finishing your basement to check the pipes for leaks and to ensure that the outside water drains away from the house. You will also want to think about pests and rodents and locate any possible entryways and seal them.
- Proper Insulation – Insulating your basement properly will help to reduce your energy costs and will save you money in the long run. Instead of skimping on insulating your basement, make sure you use quality insulation and have the job done properly. It can be more expensive to have the job done right and use high-quality materials, but there will be a greater return on your investment.
- Fix Any Code Violations – Unfinished basements often have some code violations. It could be that electrical wiring was not done properly, or the windows were not installed correctly. When undergoing a basement finishing project, make sure to assess for any code violations and fix them before the renovation ends.
Once your basement finishing project is over, your basement should be a cozy retreat for you and your family. If you consider these three things before you finish the project, you will save yourself from costly repairs. If you have questions about our basement finishing and renovation services, give us a call today.