Most homes here in the Denver metro area have basements. And chances are you’ve thought about finishing off an unfinished basement, or remodeling it to add some of the newest features on the market today, like a cozy home theater or a custom wine cellar.
Whether your basement is currently unfinished, or needs updating, one thing holding you back may be the chance for flooding and water damage. Who wants to put thousands of dollars into new basement design, only to have water damage a short time later?
While nothing can ever guarantee your house will not experience flooding or water damage, there are some practical steps to take to ensure low risk.
Start by tracking your home’s susceptibility to water. Have you experienced water damage before? Have you noticed leaks, wet spots, or other signs of moisture in the basement or crawl space?
When you’re talking with your contractor, let him know your concerns. Many contractors here in Denver have ideas and resources to help you prevent future problems as much as possible. Simple things like a sump pump installation can avoid costly mishaps down the road.
And design for accessibility. Instead of sealing in pipes, maybe removable ceiling tiles will make them more accessible.
The key to a good design is knowing the condition of your home, and working with a quality contractor that can help you build for the condition of your home.
[JF Davis Construction LLC helps home owners across the Denver metro area with all of their restoration and remodeling needs. From small to large jobs, we’ll help you make the most out of your home.]