Creating a Dry & Healthy Basement Space

Refinishing a basement is an often frequent course of action that homeowners take when they are looking to add extra living space to their home. Kids love hanging out in finished basements, and there are a number of different ways that this space can be utilized. Before just throwing down a rug and creating walls, there are things that need to be done in order for the space to be dry and healthy.

  1. Address The Walls: It is very important to make sure that water or even water vapor are not coming through the concrete. If it is, this can make for a smelly and bad feeling basement. If this is a problem for you, contact B-Dry.
  2. Address The Floor: Don’t put down a rug or carpeting if your floor permits any water vapor. Any water coming up into your floor can cause mold growth, and a various number of other problems.
  3. Air Condition: Basements get very humid during all seasons of the year in New England. This creates for an uncomfortable living situation and can lead to other problems as well. Invest in a good dehumidifier so high humidity doesn’t lead to mildew, and musty smells.
  4. Basement Waterproofing: If your basement has had leaking or flood problems in the past, basement waterproofing is a no-brainer. Even if your basement hasn’t had these problems, you should consider B-Dry’s basement waterproofing. This will give you the peace of mind that all your valuables and your investments won’t get ruined.

A dry and comfortable basement allows you the ability to transform the space into anything you desire. Whether it be a new apartment, a man-cave,  a space for a gym or you just increasing your homes resale value, the options are endless. For more questions about transforming your basement and basement waterproofing, please feel free to give us a call at (978)262-1405 or fill out our online contact form.