Aurora Basement finishing is for many Homeowners a project that requires careful consideration. They understand the many benefits associated with a finished basement, but most importantly, they understand a finished basement will give them the extra living space they want with the most cost-effective solution available to them. Furthermore, they understand adding a 20×20 family room to their home can cost them on average $50,000. This is a more expensive solution than finishing the basement of their Aurora Home.
A finished basement will give you the extra space you need and want. A family room, an office, a TV room, a child’s playroom are all possibilities you can have with a beautifully finished basement. Regardless of your preference, finishing the basement of your home is the smart financial decision you can make.
Finding The Right Basement Finishing Company
If you have taken the decision to finish the basement of your home instead of adding an extra room to the house, you need to find the right basement finishing company to do the job. Who can you hire?
You need to hire a company with the experience to deliver a job well done. Finishing the basement of a home involves many steps that need to be finished well before continuing unto the next. It can be costly, especially if the company needs to redo things again or fix mistakes.
Every year, there are many new companies and contractors that advertise their services. Those companies and contractors are new and lack the experience to deliver a job you will be happy about. They can offer you a very low quote that in the end, it will cost you more. Fortunately, for many Aurora homeowners, Pioneer Basement Finishing is an established basement finishing company with the experience you need to finish the basement of your home. Since 1979, Pioneer has the experience, expertise, and professional teams to deliver award-winning customer service to all our customers.
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Start Your Aurora Home Finishing Basement The Right Way
Pioneer Basement Finishing will begin the finishing of your basement home by doing a thorough inspection. They will inspect the foundation of your home to make sure there is no water damage or problems with the integrity of the foundation. They will inspect the walls of the basement for any signs of water accumulation or water damage. Our team will look for any moisture build-up or wall bowing. They will inspect the basement for any surface water seeping through the basement walls through cracks, weak mortar joints, or subfloor. If the problems are coming from the exterior of the home, they will check those issues before beginning any work inside the home.
As a homeowner, there are a few things you can do to protect your home from a leaky basement. Cleaning the gutters of your home yearly to make sure they are free of debris is your first line of defense to a leaky basement. Make sure the downspouts are secure and firmly in place. Check that the drainage system you have in place is functioning properly. If there are any abutting concrete like driveways, patios, and sidewalks, you need to fix those and make sure the water is not draining into the foundation of the home. Any water drainage you have in the home has to be going away from the foundation and not accumulating at the base. Water accumulation around the flower beds can lead to water seepage into the home. Oftentimes, keeping water away from the foundation requires the homeowner to be vigilant about the drainage they have in place.
As a homeowner, we must remember there are only 3 main areas where water seepage can occur; The walls, the seam where the walls meet the floor, and the subfloor.
During the construction of the home, the main waterproofing system is installed. It consists of a sealant on the wall, and a drain at the bottom of the foundation. After many years, or when the sealant is gone, basement leaks can happen and, in some cases, they can be very common. Likewise, the foundation drainage system installed might not be working properly. In other words, water in the basement of the home can be a combination of both these issues.
For any homeowner who wants to finish the basement of their home, they need to make sure the basement is waterproofed and ready.
Pioneer Basement Solutions is a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company with extensive experience waterproofing basements. Our talented and professional team has extensive knowledge in exterior and interior basement waterproofing systems. Moreover, they will fix any foundation repair or replacement your home has with the experience acquired over 40 years.
Your Aurora, Ohio home is an investment you must protect. Hiring the right basement waterproofing and finishing company will ensure your investment is safe for the next generation.
Using The Best Materials Available
Homes in Aurora, Ohio have basement waterproofing issues that because of their age are expected to be there. Some very beautiful homes in Aurora have water in their basement because of the many years of wear and tear, and because of the extreme weather conditions we have in Northeast Ohio. But many times, we have found the water leaks in the basement are related to the poor quality of the materials used during construction.
That’s one of the many reasons, we at Pioneer Basement Solutions and Finishing use the best materials in the waterproofing industry. We choose materials suited to finish the basement of your home beautifully. We pride ourselves in choosing the latest products and technologies to deliver a waterproofed basement that will be protected from mold and moisture in the future. We use foam board insulation which is superior to fiberglass. The foam board also acts as a vapor barrier. We use metal stud framing which is ideal for basement finishing. Metal studs will not rot or grow mold/mildew.
Many contractors use modular finishing systems. Such systems use multiple trim pieces which will be joined at the seams. As a result, the look will be more like a mobile home or office wall system. At Pioneer, we use materials that will blend seamlessly with the rest of the house.
What’s the Cost of Finishing My Basement?
There are many variables when talking about the cost of a project. If you want to finish the basement of your home, the price will depend on your location, the materials you want, and the availability of companies willing to do the job. If you Google the price of a finished basement, Google will give you different prices depending on where you live. The prices can range between $25 and $50 per square foot or as high a $90 per square foot. In Aurora, Ohio, the cost will depend on the square footage your home has, the flooring, and other materials you choose.
Why do prices vary greatly? There are many types of flooring, ceiling, and lighting that can take the price higher than you think. Ceiling options can be as expensive as you want. If you choose to install a drywall ceiling instead of drop tile, there will be an increase in price. Drop tile ceilings are more expensive, and oftentimes this is the preferred option with many Aurora, Ohio homeowners.
Why choose Drop tile instead of Drywall? Drop tiles are pre-finished, so there is no taping, mudding, or sanding. The process of installation will be faster and cleaner as well. More importantly, a drop tile ceiling will give you access to the water pipes, or mechanical system in the home in case you need it in the future.
Also, if you want a bar area or bathroom in the basement, the price can change as well. There are many options for these rooms and your budget can grow quickly and out of hand. Discuss your Aurora home basement options with Pioneer before making a decision.
Keep in mind, the more rooms you have, the bigger the cost of finishing the basement of your home. The more rooms you have, the more drywall, trims, lights, and ceiling material you will need.
It is important to understand the cost associated with each room in the basement of your home. Adding a bathroom for example, can cost you thousands of dollars to your total cost. On the other hand, having a bathroom in the basement can add significant value to your home if you are trying to sell it. But, more importantly, not having a bathroom in the finished basement is a big inconvenience to the whole family. Also, a half bath naturally costs less than a full bath. A luxury spa in your basement can cost as much as the rest of the basement project depending on your choice of material and amenities. In other words, you can make the finished basement as expensive as you want.
If you want to install an egress window in your basement, remember the added cost to your project. However, an egress window adds value, safety and maximizes the natural light coming from the outside. For resale purposes, having an egress window installed ads to the basement footage marketable for the sale of the home. For example, a 2,000 square foot home with 800 square feet finished basement with egress windows is a 2,800 square foot home.
The Bottom Line about Aurora Basement Finishing
To add value to your home, you need to do these projects well. Finishing the basement of your home can increase the value and the marketable square footage. But first, you must remember to have a budget at stick to it. Overspending is a bad financial move altogether, no matter what project you are doing. Secondly, remember this is an investment in your home, and you want to hire the best company to accomplish the project. Pioneer Basement Waterproofing and Finishing is the right company to finish the basement of your home. We have the experience and a long history in the community to back up our claims. But, most importantly, ask questions and ask for a guarantee from the company you choose to hire.