Calgary basements are like any other part of the home — they need to be remodeled from time to time. Since the basement houses the foundation of a home, it’s always a good rule to not overlook remodeling this area. The reasons that follow are signs that your basement is in disrepair and could benefit from a renovation.
Basement has cracks in foundation. Inspect your basement. Look for deep cracks and spider web cracks in the foundation. Signs of these should be tended to as soon as possible. Cracks in Calgary basements can mean that your foundation and its structural integrity have been compromised. Fortunately, there are simple methods of repairing these cracks using injected epoxy.
There are signs of pest infestation. Pest infestation is an indicator of an unsealed basement. Pests can come in from underground tunnels, cracks in the walls and the basement flooring. Any signs of pests should be further investigated to ensure that your basement is properly sealed.
Mold, mildew and moisture are present. The surest sign that your basement needs immediate attention are signs of mold, mildew or moisture. If left unchecked, these elements can rapidly spiral out of control. If mold is allowed to grow, it can present serious health risks, making a home uninhabitable.
Flooring is aging and warped. Aged and warped flooring is always displeasing to the eye and can reduce the value of a home over time. Warped flooring can also easily deteriorate, and cost a lot of money in repairs later on. If the flooring in Calgary basements is warped, there are plenty of cost effective replacement options in tile and laminate flooring – and both options are designed to last a lifetime.
You want to do something with the unused space. Often, many people underuse their basement area, leaving the space unused. While some homeowners are content with using the space in the basement for extra storage, there are many other uses for your basement space. Here are five popular ideas that can transform Calgary basements into intrepid coves: