What Your Remodeling Contractor Should Be Doing During Your Basement Remodeling
When you hire a remodeling contractor to take care of your basement remodeling project, you expect nothing but the best results. At least, that's what you should be able to get.
The end result should be a warm, dry, comfortable basement and a space that functions in the manner in which you determined, before starting the project. There is nothing wrong with asking your prospective contractor if they plan on taking care of some of the details that will help make this project a success.
Making the Most of Your Basement
Ask your contractor about their remodeling process plans for your basement, and maybe even watch to make sure these steps are taken:
Keep it dry! If you have a damp basement, the first thing you have to do is get to the root of the problem and put an end to it. Be it soil grading or gutter repairs, fix the issue and then dry out the space. The worst thing you can do is invest the time, effort, and money into fixing up your basement only to have it become damp again.
The plumbing and wiring have worked just fine for how you were using the basement. Now, however, there will probably be a higher demand from both systems. You'll need to have the plumbing and electrical inspected and enhanced to accommodate greater demand.
Once your basement is upgraded to a living space, you'll be required to have an egress window. This is a type of window that lets in light but also provides an escape route in the event of an emergency. This is required by basement building code so make sure your contractor isn't planning on cutting corners and leaving this out.
Waterproofing and insulating the walls are both necessary. This will not only make the space inhabitable and more comfortable, but it will also help make it more energy-efficient so you can save money on your heating and cooling costs.
Those are just a few examples and there are plenty more. What matters the most is that you get a reliable New Jersey basement remodeling, so call All County Renovations today.
If you are looking for Basement Remodeling services in New Jersey, call All County Renovations at 908-688-5025, or fill out our online request form.