Remodeling the Basement Jacksonville FL
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Remodeling the Basement
Sometimes the hardest part about remodeling your basement is getting started.
Basements can either be a great asset to a building or a great detriment. If it is damp, prone to water seepage, and various molds and mildews, it can be more of a problem than it’s worth. However, if properly contained, it can be valuable storage area or beautifully remodeled living space. If your home has a basement, here are some helpful tips to fully maximize its potential.
A basement is in actuality a bonus story to your house. It can be converted into valuable square footage that provides for additional bedrooms, bathrooms, even a kitchen. What better place for a game room or home theater ? Some homeowners even create a separate living quarters that can be rented out or used for a elderly parent or grown child.
Before attempting a basement remodel , there are a few structural elements that you should make sure are in place before beginning. Begin by ensuring that there are no water problems that need to be addressed before covered with finish materials. Look for tell-tale signs of damage such as mold, mildew, dry rot, peeling paint, damp spots on the floor or walls, rust, or cracks in the concrete. Your contractor should seal the concrete with a waterproof sealant. Concrete is very prone to absorbing moisture, and it is crucial to stop it before it seeps into your flooring. Have all of the plumbing lines investigated for leaks, as well as the walls and ceiling. Now is the time to...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine