If you’re looking to remodel your basement to be a cozy area for the upcoming winter months, don’t forget to add waterproofing to your list of things to do. Especially when you’re adding valued packed space to improve the quality and price of your home, making sure that your basement is dry and free of harmful elements is essential to ensuring longevity. All basements that are being remodeled should start with waterproofing.
When you’ve already started covering the floors and walls with additional materials to make your basement livable, the cost of repairs for any basement damage can quickly add up. Likewise, moisture that is hiding between the concrete of your foundation will be trapped, causing more mold and accumulation of problems.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, there are certain things to keep in mind. Let’s review a few areas that should be addressed for property value and increased price.
Finish your basement means that you are adding livable square footage to your home, which will be calculated into your appraisals and value. If your basement is full, finishing this area will essentially double the size of your home. When looking to finish a basement, the first step is waterproofing, especially to address any mold issues and elements. Foundation tears, floor cracks, and window seals are important to address first, when looking to generally finish your basement.
The value of your home is also dependent on its’ overall condition. If you are looking to invest in additional living spaces, such as a finished basement, make sure that your foundation is solid and stable. Fixing the problem areas first, will save you the headache of dealing with larger foundation problems in the future. Whether you need a new roof, a raised foundation, basement waterproofing, or little areas that have accumulated into larger issues, address them before you make things more visually appealing.
Bathrooms & Bedrooms
When you’re looking to add value to your home, take the numbers of bathrooms and bedrooms into consideration. Home appraisals on two bedroom, two bathroom homes, are compared to other homes with similar numbers. If you want to increase value and be compared to other additionally roomed homes, consider adding a bathroom or bedroom in your basement.
While some of these home improvements may be costly, they will ultimately add to your return on investment. If you’re ready to start your basement waterproofing process, call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing today! (586) 776-7270