My One Call LLC in conjunction with is a Basement Finishing referral service. We are a Gold Star recipient with the Better Business Bureau 2002-2007, and have help thousands of home owners find a reliable Basement finishing company. Over the course of many years the following represents the most frequently asked questions about contractors.
Your basement is basically a box of porous concrete, buried in wet ground, and when that ground gets saturated with water, the resulting hydrostatic pressure pushes the water against the foundation walls. That water will eventually find its way into your basement, through cracks, the joint between walls and floors, as infiltrating the concrete through capillary action. To make matters worse, basements can also be flooded by plumbing leaks, broken water heater tanks and other water accidents. Without proper drainage, a reliable sump pump system, and proper dehumidification, no basement is dry enough to be finished.
Before embarking on a basement conversion, get serious about waterproofing. If water periodically wells up between the slab and foundation wall, or there are cracks in the foundation, you will need to call in a contractor or basement waterproofing company for advice. They will be able to tell you whether the source of water is an easy one to stem—it can be as simple as gutters and downspouts not doing their jobs—or whether it’s more serious.
Cork is an eco-friendly flooring material that can be installed over an existing floor or concrete. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork tree, meaning trees are not cut down during harvesting. Cork flooring is durable and has good insulating qualities , but if you choose cork flooring for your basement, make sure you choose a type that is recommended for a basement environment as not all cork flooring is appropriate for basements.
Installing laminate flooring is not as hard as it seems. Follow me in this step by step guide to install beautiful, long lasting laminate floors in your home or office today. I recently moved into a rental home that was over 100 years old, the flooring was horrendous! I decided to update the entire place to make it more modern and increase its rent-ability when I left. The first thing that needed sprucing up was the flooring. I’ve compiled pictures of the job and I’ll explain the process of installing the laminate flooring throughout the home.