For many homeowners, basement finishing is one of those projects that requires a lot of thinking. They know having a finished basement will give them the extra space they need plus it is the most cost-effective way to add the extra square footage to their home. Furthermore, adding a family room to their home ranges from company to company, but a 20×20 room can cost $48,000 on average. Finishing the basement of your Silver Lake home can give you the extra space at a fraction of the cost of adding a room to the home.
Finishing the basement of your home will give you the extra space you want. For example, you can have an office, a children’s playroom, or a family tv room. On the other hand, you can have the ultimate sports bar or home theater. Regardless of what rooms you choose to have, finishing the basement of your home is financially the smart choice to make.
Hiring the Right Basement Finishing Company
The decision has been made and you are ready to hire a basement finishing company to do the job. Who can you trust?
Finishing the basement of your home is an important decision and a costly one if you do not hire the right basement finishing company. There are many basement finishing companies and many area contractors that come and go every year. Thankfully, Pioneer Basement Solutions is an established company founded in 1979. We have more than 40 years of experience and our professional team delivers award-winning customer service year after year.
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Begin Your Silver Lake Home Basement Finishing with a dry basement and solid foundation
Before beginning any work finishing the basement, Pioneer will inspect the foundation of your home to make sure there is no water damage or issues with the foundation of your home. Pioneer will inspect the basement walls for any sign of water damage or moisture build-up. They will check for surface water seeping through your basement walls through cracks, weak mortar joints, or through the subfloor. They will check the exterior to make sure the foundation problems are not coming from the exterior before beginning any construction on the inside.
As a Silver Lake homeowner, you can check that gutters are free of debris and downspouts are firmly in place. You can check the water’s drainage to make sure there is no accumulation and excess water is flowing away from the foundation of the home. Check any abutting concrete like driveways, patios, and sidewalks. Make sure water can flow away from the foundation and not towards it.
There are 3 main areas where water seepage can occur; The walls, the seam where the walls meet the floor, and up through the floor. The main waterproofing system installed during the construction of the home consists of a seal on the wall and a drain at the bottom of the foundation. Basement leaks occur when the foundation seal is gone or weak, or the foundation drain installed is no longer effective. Sometimes, water leaks in the basement are a combination of both issues.
Pioneer Basement Solutions is a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company with extensive experience waterproofing basements. Our services include exterior and interior basement waterproofing systems. Our company will fix any foundation repair or replacement your home has, and we have the experience to deliver a job well done.
Before investing in finishing the basement of your Silver Lake home, make sure you have a foundation free of leaks or foundation problems.
Materials that make sense
Many Silver Lake homes have a basement that is wet or has many water issues because of their age and materials used during construction. Many of these beautiful homes have many years of wear and tear because of the extreme weather we have in Northeast Ohio, and perhaps the materials used to waterproof or finish the basement of the home were not of the highest quality. Thankfully, Pioneer Basement Finishing uses the best materials suited to finish the basement of your home including waterproofing the basement. Pioneer uses the latest products and technologies to protect your basement from mold and moisture. Pioneer uses foam board insulation which is superior to fiberglass. The foam board also acts as a vapor barrier. Metal stud framing is ideal for basement finishing. Metal studs will not rot or grow mold/mildew.
Pioneer uses materials that will blend seamlessly with the rest of the house. Other contractors use modular finishing systems. These systems use multiple trim pieces to join panels at the seams. These prefabricated panel systems look like a mobile home or office wall systems. Pioneer smooth and seamless walls can be painted and blend right in with the rest of your home.
How much will I Spend finishing my basement?
Finishing a basement depends on where you live, what materials you want, and many other variables. A Google search will give you different prices depending on the materials you choose. It can be between $25 and $50 per square foot or as high as $90 per square foot. Your Silver Lake home will depend on the square footage you have, and the flooring and ceiling materials you choose. Why do prices vary greatly? It is very easy to see why flooring can be expensive. There are many flooring choices to choose from and their prices vary greatly.
The ceiling option can also be as expensive as you want it. You can choose to install Drywall ceilings which cost less because they are installed directly to the frame of the basement. Drop tile ceilings are most expensive and in many instances Silver Lake homeowners prefer this choice.
Drop tile ceilings are pre-finished and there is no taping, mudding, and sanding. As a result, the drop tile ceiling will be installed faster, and the process of installation will be cleaner than the drywall option. Above all, a drop tile ceiling will give you access to water pipes or mechanical systems when you need to access them in the future.
If you are thinking about installing a bar area or bathrooms in the basement, keep in mind there are many options for these rooms and your budget can grow quickly and out of hand. Discuss your Silver Lake home basement options with Pioneer before making a decision.
Similarly, the more rooms you have, the bigger the cost of finishing the basement of your home. More rooms require more drywall, trims, light, ceiling, etc. The cost can
Other big variables affecting the cost
A bathroom addition to your basement home can add thousands to your cost. On the other hand, having a bathroom in the finished basement can add significant value to your home if you are trying to sell it. Not only that, but not having a bathroom in the basement will be an inconvenience for your whole family.
Including a bathroom will add thousands to your basement project. On the other hand, an extra bathroom can add significant resale value to your home not to mention the added convenience. 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.
Installing an egress window to your basement finishing project 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
You need to finish the basement of your home and you want to do it well. It is important to keep in mind the amount you want to spend is up to you. Firstly, establish your budget and stick to it. Secondly, remember this is an investment in your home, and you want to hire the best company to accomplish the project. Pioneer Basement Finishing is the right company to finish the basement of your home. Our professionally trained team will ensure to deliver a beautiful finished basement with the right price tag. And finally, this is your home, ask questions and ask for guarantees from any company you hire.