Why Sealing Basement Walls Should be Done Before a Remodeling Job Begins
By marylandegr22885493, Aug 2 2016 11:39AM
Planning for a basement remodeling job takes time, money, and patience. But one of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to begin the remodel process before a waterproofing inspection is performed by an expert.
Waterproofing a basement, installing extra sump pumps, and sealing basement walls before you commit to a remodeling job will save you unnecessary future distress.
For this reason, it is always recommended that you have a basement waterproofing expert inspect your basement before you consult general contractors about a basement remodel.
Why? Because what a basement waterproofing expert brings to the table is years of expertise and talent in determining current issues and warding off future problems. A general contractor wouldn't be looking for these types of situations, and they shouldn't be the only person you consult on what solutions work best.
Basement remodels, including adding extra living space and bedrooms, should involve a basement waterproofing expert. If you forgo communicating with a basement contractor before you begin your remodeling job, you could be in for a rude awakening later.
Similarly, you should always have a basement inspection done before you move anything of value into the basement.
Even if you don't have any plans to transform your basement into a second living room, and are simply going to use it for storage, a basement contractor should be on hand to identify trouble spots.
Here are some additional benefits of having a professional basement waterproofer inspect your basement for leaks and moisture problems.
Protection of Property: Basements usually contain more than leisure items. It is incredibly common for small and large appliances, like washers, dryers, and furnaces, to be kept in the basement. A waterproofing inspection ensures that these important items will not rust or succumb to potential moisture issues and suffer permanent damage. A basement waterproofing inspection is far less expensive than replacing a furnace.
Protection of Keepsakes: Some people use their basement as a storage area, which is completely fine. So even if you are planning a complete basement remodel, you might still use parts of the basement as a place to store keepsakes, family memories, and collectibles. When you allow a basement waterproofing expert to take a close look at your basement, you can rest assured that moisture won't become a future problem and that your belongings are safe and sound.
Protection of Family: If your plans are to transform an area of your basement into an additional bedroom or sleeping area, a waterproofing inspection is a must. Further, by contacting a waterproofing contractor previous to a remodel, you can find out the facts (and laws) on installing an egress window in your home. An egress window is, by law, required in a basement where living and sleeping areas will be. A basement waterproofing expert can help you determine where the best placement for an egress window will be.
Protection for Future Sales: A basement inspection isn't just a must for the current occupants. If you ever plan to sell your home, you might want to add equity by sealing basement walls. A moisture-proof basement adds valuable square footage to your home. A homebuyer interested in adding more space will want to know time tables on inspections. Have an expert inspect your basement today so that your selling process will run smoothly tomorrow.
A basement remodel isn't complete without the keen eye of a basement waterproofing contractor. Ensure that your next home improvement project is sound and secure by hiring a basement waterproofing contractor.
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