Basement remodeling & lower levels are an easy and cost-effective way to add additional living space to your home without cutting into your yard or garden. A basement remodel usually costs about a third as much as an addition. It can be completed much faster because the mechanicals, foundation, and outside walls are already in place. Also, there is no need for re-landscaping.
When you combine moisture with organic matter, you create ideal conditions for mold to develop. In addition, fiberglass loses all its R-Value when damp and drywall, in contact with water, will begin to decompose and release toxic fumes. Basement walls should be finished with 100% inorganic and waterproof materials that will survive a basement flood or water accident.
This siding alternative is not cheap. In fact it’s the most expensive of them all. To do roughly 1000 square feet of siding using these materials can run you roughly between $6000 – $8000 (or $6 – $8/) depending on the make and brand you select on the low-end. It could be a little higher if you go with high-end material or a little lower using a more standard touch.
Dependable basement remodeling and waterproofing contractors are industry experts and are assured in their expertise. Basement waterproofing contractors are knowledgeable professionals and really should take pride in the work they do as they’ve a name to preserve. He might also have a portfolio of the work he has carried out. It’s typically smart to call those references before you make a final decision.
I have a 12 page ebook on how to evaluate / hire contractors , it’s free when you buy my book Finish Your Basement Even if you’re not planning to do the work the book can be really helpful in understanding how the project is run. Once the contractors know that you know what your talking about – they’re less likely to try and take advantage of you by overpricing the job – which in this case I think they clearly did!