Before Finishing or Renovating Your Basement

Before finishing your basement

Your basement finishing project will invest a significant amount of money in your home. Waters Basement Services recommends that you prepare your basement for finishing.

Protect your basement finishing investment by waterproofing, installing a sump basin and pump. Have a water backup sump pump (needs to use municipality water) or battery backup sump pump (in case of a power outage) installed. Cleaning your drain tile (at least once a year); and remove high levels of humidity and pollutants with a ventilation system and a high-capacity, high-efficiency dehumidifier. Waterproofing your basement protects your investment for a lifetime, not just a few years. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth.

  • The first concern before finishing or renovating your basement is to keep it dry.
  • Keeping your basement dry means protecting your basement from leaks, water or water vapor dampness.
  • Both a wet or even damp basement is unsuitable for finishing.
  • Moisture will get into the building material and cause mold, mildew, or rot.
  • Moisture causes unpleasant orders to floor coverings, furniture, and personal possessions.

Before transforming the square footage of your basement into usable living space, even if you rarely have dampness or water, contact Waters Basement Services, Inc.; a knowledgeable basement waterproofer that specializes in Basement Services.

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