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4 Steps That Will Help You to Finish Your Basement

Converting your basement into usable living space is easier than you think. Here are some simple things you can do to make the most of it.

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Many homeowners have trouble seeing beyond the concrete floors and bare walls of their basement to the potential it holds. Even the roughest basement could be transformed into a warm and inviting living space that boosts your livable square footage and raises the value of your property. All you need is a little vision and the time to make it happen. While there are some tasks that you can easily, there also are certain jobs which should be undertaken by a professional team. 

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4 Basement Finishing Tasks That Need Professional Input 

These jobs can transform the look and feel of your basement within just a few days. Of course, you should have a professional assess your basement for underlying problems before they begin this work. 

You don’t want to lock in moisture problems or cover up growing cracks in your floor and walls, after all. 

JES Foundation Repair offers free no-obligation inspections and consultation appointments that will help you identify any underlying problems that should be addressed before you begin finishing your basement. 

Our team will also make these four tasks quick and easy so that you can think about decorating and finishing your basement to your own high standards. 

Egress Window Installation 

If you intend to completely finish your basement and maximize your property value, having an egress window installed is a must. These emergency exits are required by law if you intend to advertise your basement as living space. Installation requires professional input but can be surprisingly quick and easy when you have the right team on your side. JES Foundation Repair has a crack team of experts on hand to ensure that the process of installation is minimally disruptive to your home and day. 

Interior Drain Installation 

Once your basement is finished, the last things you want to worry about are wet walls and floors or leaks ruining the atmosphere or your belongings. One of the most effective waterproofing measures that we offer is an interior drainage installation. The BasementGutter™ system is high-quality, easy to install, good value, and effective at whisking away the worst of the water before it causes damage. 

Sump Pump Installation 

Most basements Baltimore already have a sump pump in place, but if you do not have one installed, it should be high on your list of things to do when it comes to the finishing process. If you already have one, you should have it assessed; it may be time for an upgrade! Newer models are more efficient and use less energy. 

Dehumidifier Installation 

Like a sump pump, a dehumidifier is incredibly important to creating a safe, hygienic, and comfortable environment in your basement after finishing. If you notice humidity, condensation, or a musty smell in your basement it could be that your dehumidifier is no longer working as well as it should. If you do not have one already, installing one could be the cherry on the cake when it comes to basement finishing. 

Hiring a professional to undertake the simple tasks will give you a solid base on which to build your perfect basement living space. This means that you can decorate and furnish it safe in the knowledge that it will stay fresh for years to come. 

Letting a professional team prepare your basement for finishing may seem like an unnecessary cost, but it could save you huge amounts of time and money in the long run. Not only will the team at JES 

Foundation Repair ensure that your home is effectively waterproofed and prepared for finishing, but they will also ensure a high-quality finish that makes decorating your basement space easier by far. A professional eye will also be on the lookout for other small issues and make preventing future breakdowns and damage an easy task. 

Contact us today to get the best basement waterproofing solutions installed and ready to protect your home before finishing your basement!