Services You Can Get for Your Basement
Updated: Feb 21
Your basement or the attic is the space in your home that gets the least attention and care. Having your basement collect dust and dirt is useless; you could utilize that space for multiple purposes. To make it a livable space, you must take care of the basement and have some services done. The first would be to have it cleaned up. After cleaning up, you need to have waterproofing done, and you can add egress windows and doors and do something for the air quality of the basement area.
Waterproofing the basement will prevent the basement from getting any issues related to water, such as water leaking or flooding in case of a pipe burst or heavy rains. Water finds its way to places you didn't expect it; in the basement, water can even get through walls, floors, or mortar joints. This could lead to significant damage to the house, especially to the foundation. Waterproofing the basement can help you avoid many issues you may face in case of any malfunctions in water pipes in your house.
Egress Windows and Doors
Egress windows are escape areas in case of fire or flooding or such. If you are in the basement and something unfortunate happens, you can escape through egress windows, usually installed during the house’s renovation. There are often specific rules and regulations regarding egress windows, and you should consider them when hiring a basement egress window contractor. Usually, egress windows are 6 square feet and rectangular, which is good enough for an escape in case of any emergency.
Air Quality Control
Basements are often dark and not well ventilated, which causes mold or mildew to grow in corners, walls, or floors. These molds and mildew are harmful to humans because they produce harmful particles released into the air, and humans inhale that air. This can cause allergic reactions such as coughing, sneezing, etc. To avoid this, you should keep your basement dry and free of humidity or liquids. There should be good ventilation so the air in the basement gets adequately circulated.
Apart from these services, you can also get other services such as sump pumps, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, etc. The basement is an under-appreciated area; you can utilize that space for many things such as storage, game room, work room, laundry room, wine cellar, play-room for kids, etc. You should keep in mind that any area you are utilizing should be safe and secure for you and your family, which means before you think of using your basement for anything, you should secure it in every way possible. You should make sure the basement's foundation is vital because the foundation of the basement is also the foundation of your house. You can contact us via call or our website for any basement-related services, and we'll be there for you. We provide all the services from waterproofing to air quality improvement and everything in between.