Updated: Nov 25
Your basement is one of the most neglected parts of your house. But it can be so much more! Apart from being a common storeroom, you can convert your basement into a second living room, an additional bedroom, a lounge or a play area. Is there something that is stopping you from being creative with your basement? Go down and find out different reasons that make your basement dull and uninviting. After inspecting, you will probably realize that maybe it’s time you consider basement renovation. Here are some major signs your basement needs help.
1.Too Many Structural Damages
The basement walls, flooring, pillars, and ceiling of an older house are vulnerable because of several structural damages. With time, the walls start bulging or bending, cracks start developing in the flooring and walls, and the ceiling starts peeling off. These structural damages not only make the basement look ugly but also make it an unsafe place to be in.
2. Degrading Basement Elements
Basement elements include doors, staircase, joists, poles, etc. Over time, these elements may develop cracks, holes, spots, and may become loose, start splitting, warping, or rotting. Neglecting the damages in these elements can be dangerous for the basement as well as the house.
3. High Moisture Content in Basement
Most leaks occur in the basement, and as a result, it experiences high moisture problems. High moisture in the basement leads to bad, musty odor, mildew and fungus growth, and an overall dull environment. Use a dehumidifier in your basement on a regular basis or get it renovated as the moisture can ruin every piece of furniture or stored items in your basement.
4. Use of Harmful Chemicals
Older techniques and harmful chemicals were used to build houses in the past. The solvents, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and lead in older paints, asbestos in sealing agents, and rayon in the environment of a concrete basement are extremely harmful to human health. If your house was built a long time ago, you immediately need to renovate it with modern techniques and paints.
5. Inefficient Basement Plumbing
A bad sewer or a plumbing system can often cause leaks in your basement. Who likes a basement that is full of dirty, stinking water? Removing the water from your basement is not enough. You must renovate your basement to eliminate moisture and potential damages. You don’t have to call plumbers and home renovators separately when you have an option to call ACT Home renovation professionals. We have professionals who have expertise in diverse home renovation projects. So get in touch with us to get a quick home inspection done.
We can help you in renovating your basement or the entire house as per your requirement. Our Alberta home services are designed to give you the peace of mind whether it’s about basement renovation, new roof or siding installation, or completely rebuilding, redesigning, or renovating your house.