Are you finishing a wet basement? A basement waterproofer from Mr. Basement, our sister company, should be consulted first. Fill out our free estimate form, and we'll put you in touch with your local contractor.
The most important part of creating a beautiful finished basement is to ensure it is dry before you start finishing. Dampness, water and moisture problems can quickly destroy a remodeled basement.
Moisture and humidity quickly destroy organic material…wood, boxes, trim, cloth…all are susceptible to water and can become a great food source for mold and mildew.
Mr. Basement can create the right conditions for keeping a finished basement in excellent condition. Email or call us for a free basement waterproofing quote.
Mr. Basement fixes damp and wet basements in the greater Maryland and Virginia area, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Bowie, Catonsville, Edgewood, Dundalk, Ellicott City, Essex, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Towson, Hagerstown, Parkville, Rockville, Silver Spring, Wheaton, MD, and Washington, DC.
Even if your finished basement has stayed dry – never flooded – you need to take the right steps to ensure it never happens. We grouped concerns into two main categories.
Waterproofing and Finishing Your Basement in Maryland & Virginia
Flooded Finished Basement
Our Basement Finishing System uses only waterproof products. However, what you put in your basement after it's finished could still be damaged.
#1 Waterproof the Basement
Water in a finished basement is big trouble. And very expensive to correct. Excess humidity and water create the optimum conditions for mildew, mold rot and odors. Molds can grow in as little as 24 – 72 hours. Even after an area has water removed, contents must be treated to ensure molds and mildew to not begin to grow.
Important Steps to Keeping a Finished Basement Dry, All the Time:
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Professional Basement Finishing
Our basement finishing system is designed with waterproof materials in mind.
Because of this, we include a mold resistant and/or waterproof written warranty with each of our products.
#2 Use Waterproof & Inorganic Materials
Many home furnishings and building materials are great for upstairs, but are bad when they go downstairs into the basement. Materials which can fuel mold growth include wood, drywall, leather, cloth, carpet and glues.