The Southern Basement Company

Basement remodeling is just plain fun. For most people, the basement of the house is merely a place used for storage. The washer and dryer might be down there, but otherwise it’s a place that doesn’t really get used all that much. And in some cases, the basement represents a lot of square footage – that’s a lot of space just going to waste. But after a basement remodeling, that space will be put to good use.

Chemical stains also need to penetrate into the concrete surface to react with the lime in the concrete. Any materials that inhibit concrete stain penetration, such as grease, oil, or curing membranes, will prevent the color from taking, says Tom Schmidt of Jagger Scored/Stained Concrete, Plano, Texas, a company specializing in decorative staining of residential and commercial concrete floors.

Looking to finish my 11,000 sq. ft. Basement and can do almost everything ourselves except the plumbing and electrical. Do you have any idea Of the costs for plumbing for a full bath w/ shower no tub and electrical lines for say 3 rooms and a bathroom. I have specifics but just looking for a general idea of costs. We can install outlets, fixtures ect just need lines done basically. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

Make sure that you shop-vac your floor no matter whose brand of stain you use. This is another step that the so-called experts don’t advocate in the concrete floor acid stain application process, but it is essential to having a surface that your sealer can bond to permanently. Your floor may appear dry but we would recommend that you leave the floor overnight with the AC on if possible and a fan to circulate the air. The fan doesn’t necessarily have to be directed onto the floor, this is just to get the air moving and get the moisture out of the area.

The eyebrow dormer may be either a gentle arch or a full round. The full round is perhaps best left for more modern homes. One of the photos at the right showcases the full round with a Victorian design. While it functions, this design element may be considered disruptive by purists. The design must compliment not take away from your home’s character.