When you’ve had enough of feeling like you’re living on top of one another and everyone in your house could use some extra space it’s time to create the perfect bonus room in your unfinished basement.
Basements are often underutilized, but they can provide an awesome bonus space for movie nights, game rooms, a hangout room for teens, a playroom for little ones, or as a guest bedroom suite. Just when you thought you’d outgrown your house your basement can give you the bonus square footage you wish for.
If you’re ready to start dreaming and designing your perfect basement makeover, you’ll want to consider some of these potential basement issues first.
Waterproofing: Check for any water issues before beginning the planning process. Pools of water or drips coming through the below-grade walls are obvious signs of a problem. Also check outside to make sure the ground is graded away from your foundation. Finally, look for cracks in your foundation walls and repair the damage immediately.
Moisture: Even when you’ve taken proper steps to waterproof your basement moisture can be an ongoing concern. Talk over your concerns with a DuPage County basement waterproofing company. They can advise you on the options you have, such as a vapor barrier and/or purchasing a basement dehumidifier.
Whether this is a DIY project or you plan to hire a contractor to do the work, it’s in your best interest to consult with a professional DuPage County basement waterproofing company to ensure there will be no water issues moving forward.