Thinking of finishing your basement…when you start with a dry, healthy basement, anything is possible!
The first step you should take when you are planning to finish your basement is to stop any active seepage or moisture in that area. If you have any potential water problems, it is crucial to resolve those issues before you spend thousands of dollars to refinish the basement. Call a professional to evaluate your foundation for any active as well as potential leaks. They should also examine your sump pump to make sure it is properly working and efficient for your home. Lastly, you should have a backup sump pump system to ensure full protection for your basement.
But even if your basement concrete walls and floors are not leaking, they are still naturally cold and damp. That moisture can destroy traditional insulation, carpeting and wall coverings. It’s important to use products specially designed for basements that will make your basement warmer, drier and healthier. Perma-Seal offers waterproof flooring and wall systems that can isolate your basement from the cold foundation walls and floor, creating a waterproof moisture barrier that will help reduce humidity, dampness and maybe even lower your energy costs.