Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Katerina Hladikova
Your basement is a valuable space. It can be more than just a laundry and storage space. Do you avoid going to the basement because of the musty smell, the spider webs, and the cold creepy feel of the concrete floor and walls?
Turn your dark, wet, and scary basement into a warm, comfortable, and usable space! At Midwest Basement Systems, we can help brighten up your basement, stop water from entering, and provide you with an attractive, water-resistant flooring option for your basement.
The first step to making your basement a comfortable living space is to ensure that no water will enter your basement and cause water damage, mold, and a bad smell. Our water guard system is installed around the perimeter of your basement and leads to a Triple Safe Sump Pump to pump the water up and away from your home. It works even during power outages thanks to the battery backup system.
The second step to a warm living space in a basement is to bring light to it. To brighten up your basement you can cover up the dark, cold concrete wall with ZenWall or BrightWall paneling. This will create a welcoming and warm atmosphere in your basement. Additionally, our SunHouse window wells are light colored and reflect a lot of light into the basement. They are also an enclosure, so that no dirt or water can get into the window well.
Lastly you are going to want nice flooring that you can count on in case of any emergencies. Should a pipe burst and unexpectedly flood your basement, you wouldn’t want to have to throw out the expensive new flooring you had just purchased! Worry not! There is a great looking alternative that will not be damaged by water as it made of inorganic materials. ThermalDry Flooring is made entirely of plastic. It has pegs to create an airspace under your floor. This will keep water vapor from getting trapped underneath your finished floor, causing odors and mold. This flooring comes in 12 inch square modular tiles that lock tight together with either carpeted or tiled finish on top.
If you are scared of your spooky basement and want to turn it into a nice livable space, give us a call here at Midwest Basement Systems at: 1-515-289-1606.
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