While an unfinished basement may be a headache for some homeowners, it can give residents plenty of options. Some homeowners choose to convert this unused space into a family or entertainment room. Others prefer to utilize an unfinished basement as a laundry room. Regardless of what your basement finishing project is, this is the perfect opportunity to waterproof your home.
Here at StayDry® Waterproofing, our focus is on protecting Michigan homeowners from the hazards of basement floods, as well as repairing any damage caused by such. Before you contact us for a free quote, let us fill you in on our waterproofing solutions as well as a few benefits of waterproofing your basement when finishing it.
Waterproofing Your Unfinished Basement
Unlike a finished basement, waterproofing your unfinished basement will be less invasive. If you are planning on finishing or remodeling your basement space, having it waterproofed before your begin the process can pay off down the road. Some of the most common forms of basement waterproofing are detailed below:
- French Drain System<: A French drain system can be installed around the perimeter of your basement. Any water that makes its way into your home will easily be drained away with the French drain.
- Sump Pump Installation: A sump pump is a large motorized basin that sits at the lowest point of your basement. The sump pump is automatically activated by water, which will collect in the basin before being drained back outside and away from your home’s foundation.
- Exterior Basement Waterproofing: While more costly than a French drain system or a sump pump, exterior basement waterproofing will ensure your home will be safe from basement flooding for years.
Basement Finishing Ideas
An unfinished basement gives way to a number of unique possibilities. From a family entertainment room to a fully functional laundry room, there are countless options when finishing your basement.
Once you have waterproofed your basement, you can begin your renovation. If you are laying down carpet, exterior basement waterproofing may be the best solution for you as it will prevent water from entering your home. If you are leaving the floors unfinished, a French drain system or sump pump will suffice. Of course, you will also want to have any foundation cracks filled with our high-pressure crack injection service. This will prevent your basement from leaking year-round.
Contact StayDry® Today
If you are looking to finish your basement, this is the perfect time to waterproof your home. You can get a free estimate from StayDry® and if you have any questions, contact us at 800.782.9379.