Basements Remodeling, Louisville
Not All Basement Remodels Are The Same
A Quality Remodel Can Recoup Up To 60%…A Shoddy Remodel Can Cost You Thousands.
When it comes to basement remodels you, as a homeowner, cannot afford to cut corners or hire “non-experienced” day laborers. Remodeling a basement is an intense project that cannot be left to amateurs: There are just too many hidden dangers.
Case in Point:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. And the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
But, most “inexperienced” basement remodelers don’t check for Radon and many homeowners don’t realize that Radon can enter a home through cracks in concrete floors, crawl spaces cracks in walls, sump pump opening gaps around service pipe and even cavities inside walls.
Furthermore, most “inexperienced” basement remodelers don’t realize just how damaging faulty or non-existent gutters can be to basements. In fact, here is a true story you should consider:
“At one house gutters were removed because they were three stories up and always choked with leaves. Only four years later the foundation of the home had cracked and buckled more than four inches into the basement due to moisture buildup and frost heaving in the soil outside.”
This major structural damage was a direct result of the gutter removal, and the cost of the foundation repairs was far greater than the installation of a maintenance free total gutter protection system. This is why our company also handles gutters and gutter protection systems. This entire disaster could have been avoided with a simple evaluation done by a real professional. No professional home remodeler or roofer will tell you to get rid of your gutters.
Basement remodeling is a process that requires a keen eye, years of experience, and a “top-down” approach; this is not an area where you want a contractor to “cut-corners.”
Here Are Some Other Issues to Consider:
- Is there enough of a “lay” for plumbing?
- Is there a moisture problem…especially humidity?
- Is there a clearance problem?
- Is there a mold problem?
As you can see, the first step you should take in any basement remodel is a thorough inspection by a qualified professional. Don’t Hesitate, call us today.