Many people will leave their basements unfinished, storing old boxes down there without a second thought. Choosing to remodel your basement will not only offer you the benefits of an extra room in the house, but increased air quality
throughout your entire home. When you make the decision to remodel your basement for living, or safe storage purposes, you must take into account a few air quality issues.
Leaks & Moisture
Basements are vulnerable to leaks, floods, and other moisture related problems. Before attempting to remodel the basement it is best to waterproof the entire room. Start off by making sure your gutter system is installed properly so there is no property flooding. Remember to seal off any holes or cracks in the walls and basement windows. Now you can lay the vapor barrier and start to insulate the walls for a clean, dry area of living.
Oxygenate the Room
When finishing a basement, heating and air should also be taken into account. If your home has a central heating and air system then you should install the necessary ductwork to lead into this room. This will help better control the temperature of the basement, making the room livable and safe to store personal belongings year round.
Concrete will not only get abundantly cold, but it can retain any moisture it is exposed to. Insulating the floor with a padding is recommended to separate the new flooring from the concrete. This needs to be done correctly in order to prevent the flooring from retaining water and generating mold.
Addressing these issues will help keep your basement in the correct living conditions as well as helping promote a high quality of air throughout your home. For more information on basement waterproofing, contact the pros at EnviroGreen Boston. Get in touch with our experts by dialing (844) 775-7700.
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