Once upon a time there was an ugly, dark and outdated basement…we lived in our house for 4 years and barely (if ever) used it.
No moisture, no mold, no problems. As a certified basement waterproofing specialist and Basement Systems contractor, we have experience providing the best moisture control techniques with moisture and mold-resistant materials designed specifically for basements. Together, this forms the ideal formula for a beautiful, long-lasting basement transformation.
After application, you need to cleanup by sweeping away any leftover stain and residue with a broom after flooding the floor with water. It is always a good idea to shop vac the water so as to get the residue up and out of the pores of the concrete and make it a little easier for the stain to get into the pores. When the floor is thoroughly dry, it is a good idea to apply a sealer agent and then wax it.
Converting a basement, however, is not without its challenges. Below-grade spaces are subject to water and moisture, two common enemies of home construction. Mold and mildew are also common, and natural light is limited. Overhead pipes and ductwork can add further challenges, and if you didn’t anticipate a bathroom when the house was built, the basement toilet may have to flush up.
Don’t forget to clean the walls, windows and the dust on the ceiling fan blades. If you have carpet, steam cleaning may not be a bad option. If you are smokers, get the honest opinion of a non-smoker to evaluate the smell in the house. If they say the house smells like smoke or anything else not appealing to the senses, it may be time to buy products that help eliminate the odor.