3 Reasons to Waterproof and Refinish Your Basement
Whether your basement is completely unfinished, or you’re working on a remodel, the options are endless when it comes to what can be done. As you consider the possibilities, be sure to include waterproofing. Waterproofing is one of the best things you can do when you refinish or renovate your basement, and here’s why.
To Avoid Mold
Many of the old products used in basement projects are susceptible to mold growth. While they may be good materials for upper levels of a home, the basement is often where damage is done when a pipe bursts, the foundation cracks, or the sprinklers fill up a window well. Because the basement is more susceptible to becoming wet and damaged by moisture, it’s important to use the right waterproofing materials. Without surfaces that support mold growth, your basement could last longer and be a healthier environment for your family.
To Give Yourself More Space
If you need more space, a less expensive way to do so is by renovating the basement. Instead of taking up more space in the yard with an addition, or the additional expenses of building up, your basement already exists and will simply need a renovation. You can include a bathroom, a large family room, multiple bedrooms, a kitchenette, or a variety of other options.
To Increase Your ROI
When you’re ready to sell your house, you’ll generally get a greater return on investment if the basement is finished. If it is properly waterproofed, the value could rise even a bit higher. If you don’t plan to sell anytime soon, it will be worth the investment for your family to have the space to enjoy, entertain, and relax.
Contacting a Contractor
A basement refinishing project can be a great investment, especially if you plan to waterproof as you go. Contact Bohan Contracting today by calling 410-774-5122 or sending us an email to get in touch with a contractor who can help you.