Edmonton Basement Development

Oct 17, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

As we covered in a previous blog, basement remodels can be an easy way to add value to your home, as well as your leisure and storage space. With the right renovations done, your basement can become a central hub for family fun and relaxation. For those planning a winter or spring project, here are a few basement development tips to keep in mind.

Keep Things Dry

Among the top culprits that can derail your basement remodel is unchecked moisture. Basements are a notorious entry point for vapour and standing water, both of which can cause significant damaged if left untreated. Before you begin any remodeling, have a proper inspection done to make sure there are no issues that need to be dealt with first. From there, work to have assisting pieces, such as a vapour barrier, installed to keep your brand new basement dry.

Know Your Local Codes

Another important aspect to keep in mind before you begin construction is building to your local area’s building code. Whether you’re doing your renovations yourself or hiring a contractor, it’s imperative to make sure that you’re aware of restrictions and requirements. Once the right permits and plans are in place, you can get to work!

Keep Things Warm

For those of us located in colder environments, the importance of proper insulation is clear. Not only do you want your basement to stay cozy during the winter months, but you want a comfortable place to unwind during the warmer months as well. Choose an insulator that’s up to code and has a vapour barrier on both sides for the best results.

Carmax consulting has been servicing the Greater Edmonton Area since 2009. If you’re looking for expert assistance with your basement remodel, give us a call today!