Rootstown Basement Finishing

Basement Finishing in Rootstown, Ohio

Basement Finishing in Rootstown is a home project many homeowners need to carefully consider before they begin.  During the summer heat, having a fully finished basement is a home room many families wish they had.  Finishing the basement of your Rootstown Ohio home is a project that will give you the space you need and can increase the value of your home.

If you need additional livable space in your home, finishing the basement can give you the extra space you want and need.

Many homes in Rootstown suffer from the extreme temperatures we have in the region. The cold winter temperatures and the extreme heat during the summer months can play havoc in many older homes in the area. The damage many of these older homes endure are interior and exterior issues.  In addition to weather damages, these homes experience neglect as well. Older homes can have many issues if they have been neglected, and if they were ignored for many years, these issues can become very serious and expensive problems for the homeowner to fix. For instance, an ignored, a leaky basement can lead to foundation problems that need to be fixed along with the basement waterproofing of the home. The longer the problems have been ignored, the more money you need to spend to fix them.

Can I add a room instead of finishing the basement?

If you need the extra space for you and your family and don’t want to spend a fortune doing it, we recommend finishing the basement of the home first.  You can have, in many cases, the same square footage as the first floor. But, more importantly, we, at Pioneer Basement Finishing, can help you finish the basement of your home and deliver a beautifully finished basement at a fraction of the cost of adding a room.

Many Rootstown Ohio homeowners know the difficulties and expenses involved in finishing a basement.  But, they also know that it is cheaper than adding an addition.  For example, adding a  20×20 family room to their current home will cost them an average of $50,000, that’s more expensive than finishing the basement of their home. A 20×20 room will also limit the livable space you get to enjoy with your family.  An office, wet bar area, child’s playroom, etc won’t be possible for you to have.

Where to find the right basement finishing company for you?

There are several places where you can begin looking for the right basement finishing company.

  1. Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  2. Google
  3. Angie
  4. Home Advisor
  5. A family member or neighbor

Finding the right basement finishing company that will deliver a job well done and won’t overcharge you can be frustrating. You need a basement finishing company with the experience to complete the job well the first time.  It is extremely important for the company to know what they are doing.  They need to know what steps they need to complete before moving on to the next one. Ignoring serious or annoying problems to continue with the work, will leave you with a huge and expensive problem for you to fix in the near future.

Many contractors advertise their services in the springtime for basement waterproofing and basement finishing. Many contractors lack the knowledge and experience to deliver a quality product. They may also offer a lower price than their competitors in order to attract you but the final cost will be higher.

Pioneer Basement Finishing, a well-established basement finishing company, is the right company for Rootstown homeowners. They have the experience and knowledge to finish the basement of their home right the first time. Moreover, Pioneer Basement Finishing has been helping countless families reclaim their basements since 1979. For more than 40 years, our professional teams have delivered waterproofed and finished basements to many families in Northeast Ohio.

Are you looking for testimonials or proof from satisfied customers? You can check our Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor reviews.

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Before starting the work of finishing the basement of your home, Pioneer Basement Finishing begins with an inspection.  We will ensure there is no water damage, water seepage through cracks, weak mortar joints, or the subfloor. We will inspect damaged or bowed/cracked walls. We will inspect the foundation for moisture build-up and wall bowing. In other words, we will conduct a thorough interior and exterior inspection before we start any work in the home.

After you finish waterproofing and finishing the basement of your home, it is important to do the right things to protect it. For instance.

How Can you protect the home from water damage?

There are several ways you can protect your investment after the work has been completed.

  • Firstly, you need to protect the basement from water seepage. You can do this by cleaning the gutters of the home once a year after the fall. Get rid of any leaves, branches, or other debris blocking the rainwater’s flow. Make sure the spouting, gutters, and drainage system are working properly and allowing the rainwater to flow freely. Keep in mind that water pooling around the foundation of the home will eventually find a way to the basement of the home.
  • Secondly, you need to use a dehumidifier to minimize the humidity in the basement.
  • Thirdly, fix any concrete abutting the foundation, such as driveways, patios, and sidewalks.

Where is the water coming from?

There are three main areas where water seepage can occur. The subfloor, the area where the floor meets the wall and the walls.

Why is water getting into my home?

The home’s main waterproofing system is installed during construction. It includes a sealant on the walls and a drain at bottom of the foundation. The sealant does not last forever. The sealant will eventually wear off over time and water will find its way into the basement. The older the home is, the more likely it is there will be water seepage. But more importantly, perhaps the drainage system in the home is not working properly. If you found water in the basement, it can be a result of both of these problems.

If you are thinking about finishing the basement of your home, make sure it is completely waterproofed before starting any other type of work.  Hire a knowledgeable company to do the waterproofing. Pioneer Basement Solutions, a foundation repair, and basement waterproofing company, has extensive experience in waterproofing basements. Our professional and talented team is well-versed in interior and exterior basement waterproofing systems. Our foundation repair and basement waterproofing expertise span over 40 years.

What is the cost to finish my basement?

There are many factors that can affect the cost of finishing the basement in your home. For example, the cost depends on where you live, how big the home is, what materials you use, and the labor costs. If you Google the cost of finishing the basement of your home, Google will provide only an estimate. Prices can vary between $25 to $50 per square foot or up to $90 per sq. foot. So, the cost to finish your Rootstown, Ohio basement can be affected by many factors and by the company you choose to hire.

Why is the price so different from one company to the next?

Quotes can be different because no company will price the work the same. Furthermore, the cost changes the more rooms you want in the basement.  If you want a bathroom or wet bar area, the price is more. Also, the choices of the materials you chose can affect the price.  For example, ceiling options alone can change the price of a finished basement.  The price of drywall ceilings will vary depending on whether you opt for drop tiles or drywall. Drop tile ceilings can be more costly to install but are preferred by many Rootstown homeowners.

Why? The easier answer is that drop tiles come pre-finished so you don’t have to tap, mud, or sand them. The installation is quicker, easier, and faster than installing drywall. Just remember that a finished basement needs more trims, lights, ceiling materials, and manpower the more rooms you want.  But, also remember that a good job done can increase the value of your home if or when you are ready to sell.  If you want to have a good return on your investment, you need to hire the right basement finishing company.  But, as important as it is to have the right company, you need to have a budget and stick to it.

The bottom line

The bottom line for any homeowner is that it is cheaper to finish the basement of their home than adding a room. Their basement has the extra room they need and finishing it can increase the value of the home.  In other words, finishing their basement to acquire more space is an excellent financial decision.  Remember to set a budget and stick to it when talking to the company you want to hire.

And remember, Pioneer Basement Waterproofing and Finishing can waterproof and finish the basement of your home. We have the expertise and the talented teams to deliver a beautifully finished basement with the right price tag. We are a fully bonded and insured basement waterproofing and finishing company in the Northeast Ohio area.  Contact Us Today!