Summer is coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to start working on home improvement projects without the killer heat getting in your way. But if you’re thinking about finishing your basement as a DIY, think again! Finishing the basement of your Maryland home is an incredible way to give yourself more space all while increasing the value of your home, but trying to do it yourself can lead to serious trouble. There are some areas of your home that need the experience from a home improvement contractor, and basements are one of them.
Don’t Skip On Important Fixes
One of the first reasons to leave your basement remodel to a home improvement contractor relates to what’s stored in there. One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is to start on a huge remodel project only to have a critical appliance or feature malfunction. In basements, that can be anything from a sump pump failure that floods your freshly laid new carpet or even a furnace failure that could have been easily avoided. When a professional comes to run your initial consultation they’ll be able to take a look at the space as a whole and identify any potential issues or threats that need to be addressed first.
Increasing Ceilings and Removing Moisture
Basement remodels come with some additional challenges, including ensuring that pipes and necessary fixtures are well cared for, accessible, and secure. Not to mention, depending on the state of your basement and the age of your home, you may need to dig out space to keep the ceilings at a usable height. You may also need to work on your walls to prevent moisture issues. Even a minor leak in your foundation can lead to serious issues if your try to install standard drywall over it without addressing the issue. Basements are also a continuous threat for damp and cold. Home improvement contractors will have the knowledge and resources to use materials and techniques that will ensure you have a comfortable, well-built new living space you’ll actually want to use.
Home Remodeling from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.