CT Home Renovation

 

 

Basement

Basements (and attics) can be very unsightly and often neglected spaces. Some key changes are needed to conceal the "ugly" exposed pipes, disorderly storage arrangements and house utilities. Are you ready to transform these spaces into functional and workable areas where family and friends can enjoy some extra "breathing" room?

A finished basement within the height clearance determined by code presents a challenging task and risky venture suited  to professionals.  Avoid the common pit-falls do-it-yourselfers make when finishing a basement.

"From the onset we are going to discuss what are your best options before we start your basement renovation project for you. Get expert advice on re-positioning walls, bars, entertainment rooms, office space, exercise areas, bathrooms, lighting and storage spaces…"

 

Protecting walls: That is,  correcting any dampness problems and seal the floor and walls. A thorough inspection of your exterior house foundation looking for potential sources of leaks should be a done first. 

 

There are many ways to achieve this: The entire area can be left open, or it can be sub-divided into smaller rooms. It could be elegantly finished or be given a rustic design. The only limits are the boundaries of your imagination.

We need to moisture proof your walls. That is to correct any dampness problems and seal the floor and walls carefully. A thorough inspection of your exterior house foundation looking for potential sources of leaks must be the first step.

 Standard steps

  • Install sub floor Choosing the wrong flooring material has dire consequences in a basement. Wood is a bad choice because it is prone to mold and mildew. That's why wood sleepers, plywood sub flooring, and wood finished flooring should always be avoided


 

 

  • Framing a wall and ceiling. If keeping the basement warm is important to you, then building the perimeter walls using 2”x4” studs and adding insulation is needed.

 

Install insulation and vapor barrier

  • Rough in electrical, plumbing and wiring Lighting. If you have a sunlit basement", providing light for part of the area will be much easier. In areas without windows, lighting is a dire necessity we can't compromise. Choosing energy-efficient fixtures and light bulbs will help to protect the environment and save you money.




Here are some examples of past finished projects:

 

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 Watch this promotional video that may explain what types of options you have in order to solve an existing moisture problem.

 

 

A common occurrence associated with a basement sump pumps is the water filtration coming up through the porous cement floor. Carpet, laminate, wood or vinyl flooring are wrong or poor choices. These floor materials create additional problems for you and your family. from mildew to warping, lifting and smelly floors. Therefore, install tile into your basement floor. Ceramic or porcelain tile are virtually the only good choice if you want to avoid facing such problems and the extra expense associated to fix them.

Turn your basement ideas into reality and entrust the basement finishing project to us!

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