The new year is almost here and we should all strive to make positive changes for 2017! For example, now is the perfect time to finally finish your basement and up the amount of livable square footage in your home. In order to start a basement remodel, there are a few things you should know.
Before any work can be done to your unfinished basement, make sure you have all of the right permits and paperwork.Sometimes you may not need a permit to start this remodel, but there are times where you will need to secure a construction permit. Each state, city, and project will vary so it’s best to contact the department of planning and development beforehand.
Was It Wet?
The worst nightmare you can have when remodeling a basement is having water in it. Take into account any times the basement might have flooded in the past, if there is moisture in it now, or if it’s possible that water could be present here in the future. Before the basement finishing process can begin, this space should be cleaned and waterproofed to prevent future moisture from making its way back inside.
When you finish your basement you want to make sure you choose the most optimal flooring in case there is ever an emergency. Skip the carpeting and wood flooring, and opt for a vinyl interlocking flooring system instead. If the basement ever floods from a harsh storm or broken pipe, this flooring system can be easily removed and dried out.
Stop wasting all of your basement’s square footage for storage and remodel it into the office or entertainment room of your dreams. When you need your basement professionally waterproofed, contact EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.