Do you like your basement? Is it a place that you’re proud to show off, or do you hide it away and hope that nobody ever opens the door? When was the last time that you went into your basement and enjoyed it? If you find yourself avoiding your basement or changing the subject if it ever comes up while guests are in the house, then those are good signs that it’s time to call a basement finishing contractor. Aside from outright disgust, there are some other, less obvious, signs that you should pay attention to.
Your Project Has Been Stalling
We get it. You started your basement overhaul with excitement and vigor, but everyday life got in the way. Now it’s almost a year later, and you haven’t had the chance to finish the project. You’ve got a lot going on, and that’s ok. A basement finishing contractor can pick up where you left off and bring your vision to life.
Your Basement Has Water Damage
Whether it’s from heavy rains, leaky plumbing, or mischievous children, basement water damage has many causes and should raise serious concerns. The most troublesome possibility is the diminished structural integrity of your home’s foundation and wooden support beams. Unaddressed water damage has the potential to result in catastrophe. To identify water damage, be on the lookout for warped or peeling paint, discolored walls, visible moisture, and musty smells.
You Are Running Out of Space
The basement is an entire floor of your home. Leaving your basement unfinished means that you are compromising up to 50% of your home’s livable space. If your family is growing, or if you have a problem with livable space in your home, remodeling your basement is a wonderful solution. Even if you don’t currently have a basement, a crawl space conversion will give your home a beautifully finished basement.
You Are Preparing to Sell
Finishing your basement can significantly raise the value of your home. According to the 2022 Remodeling Impact Report, converting a basement into a living area ranked in the top-four interior remodel projects in terms of ROI. If you plan on listing your home for sale within the next couple of years, it may be time to call a basement finishing contractor.
The Construction Materials Are Outdated
If your home was built before 1989, danger could be lurking in your walls. On July 12, 1989, the EPA banned the new use of asbestos-containing materials, but it is estimated that approximately 30 million homes still contain asbestos. Inhaling this dangerous material may increase your risk for severe respiratory damage and certain types of cancer. Owners of older homes should be aware of the construction materials used in their homes, and if asbestos is one of them, it’s time to remodel.
Denver Basement Finishing Contractors Who Deliver
Basements have a bad reputation for feeling like dungeons. And although most castles have a dungeon, your castle should not. You should love every room in your house, including the basement. By using techniques such as installing egress windows and French drains, your basement will change from dark and gloomy to your favorite part of the house.
At Castle Building Company, we have been performing crawl space conversions and basement finishing projects for over 25 years. We know how to finish a project on time, on budget, and on par with what you expect. Give us a call at (303) 944-0488 or send us a message below to get started with your basement finishing project today!