If you have an Ohio basement, especially in the Akron or Canton area, and you are thinking about remodeling it, we have some thing you want to think about. First, as you research options be sure to look into basement finishing, basement remodeling, basement rennovation and basement waterproofing, as well as basement foundation repair. These are all related but which one you need depends on your particular basement needs. Let’s discuss the differences.
Basement foundation repair is when you have a structural issue with your basement. This could be a crumbling basement wall, a bowed wall, sinking walls, etc. Before you ever think about remodeling or finishing a basement, it should first be inspected and any basement foundation issues must be fixed. There is no point in putting time and money into a basement that is going to have severe issues in the near future. There are things that can be done to reinforce walls and repair basement foundations that will make a huge difference.
If your Ohio basement foundation is good, but you are getting water in your basement, then you want to look into basement waterproofing. Even a good foundation can have water issues that lead to water in the basement, or even just humid conditions and mold and mildew. You would not want to finish a basement with these issues because the environment will be uncomfortable for your family and you will have problems with your finished basement quickly because of humidity and water.
Akron basement finishing is what we do at Pioneer Basement Solutions Basement Finishing Division. This is when we go into a standard basement that does not have any water or foundational issues and finish the unfinished space. This can include finishing basement walls, finishing the basement ceiling, adding doors, sockets, finishing windows, and more. Basement flooring can be addressed by nearly any flooring company. Once all of these things are done, your basement will have a beautiful family room, rec room or other multi-use space that adds value and livability to your home.
Basement renovation is a little bit different from basement finishing. Basement finishing is taking an unfinished basement and finishing it into a wonderful extension to your home. Basement renovation would be to take a finished basement and update or change elements of it. Our Basement Finishing team can also help with projects like this, but sometimes a homeowner will choose DIY basement remodeling and do it themselves. Simply a coat of paint or new flooring is considered a remodel. However, if you want to move walls or remove old ceilings or drywall, give us a call because we can demo and refinish your basement like it is totally new.
Home in Akron and Canton Ohio often are a bit older and basements can be a wonderful extension to the home when finished, but checking the foundation, addressing waterproofing issues, and then having a professional do your Akron basement finishing is how you get a really great basement that is a valuable extension to your home and does not require more work and upkeep later on, because you have made it safe before doing the finishing work. Basement finishing 1,2,3 is part of Pioneer Basement Solutions, a Canton and Akron basement waterproofing company that does everything from foundation repair, waterproofing, and basement finishing as well. Give us a call and let’s talk about transforming your basement into the nice, useful part of the home you imagine it can be.