Was You Finished Basement Done Correctly?
What Does It Smell Like?
A simple but effective first step. If you pick up a bad or musty smell that is a sure fire sign there is moisture in your basement.
What Can You See?
Odds are, if you pick a musty or bad scent, you can locate other signs visially. Take a look around; is there mildew or mold gowing anywhere?Most common places modl can be found will be in corners and on the ground where the floor meets the wall. Are nails popping our of the drywall, especially rusty nails..
What Can You Feel?
This might be uncomfortable, but if you are walking around in the basement in your socks, do your feet feel damp?
*If you pick up any (or many) of these signs, its a good chance your basement was not finished properly.
How can we help?
Start With A Free Estimate
Does Your Finished Basement Shows These Symptom?
If the electrical work was not done to code and without permits, there is a high chance that the electrical design created poses unsafe conditions to anyone living in the house.
Often in a finished basement there is a crammed bathroom, kitchen or sink. Without insuring proper ventilation, you’ve set up your basement and therefore home with inadequate drainage producing more problems down the road.
Any changes made to the foundation of the home can have unseen effects on your homes integrity. this includes enlarging windows, putting in doors, etc. And what about fire safety? if there is bedroom in the basement but no doors or windows to leave in an emergency that creates an unsafe living condition.
Finishing a basement means that your HVAC system will now have to take this new area into account as well. Which it doesn’t do automatically. You can have your HVAC system re balanced for the added area so that you aren’t wasting energy and money trying to mediate the airflow throughout your house.
Basements start underground and no matter what materials were used to make the foundation, the pressure from the ground forces moisture through the building materials. Making things worse is when the basement ends above ground, the temperature near the ceiling will change according to the outside temperature. This temperature difference means that if there is any airflow against he foundation wall, thee will be moisture condensation.
Thats Where We Come In
Our thermal imaging can tell us (and you) a lot about areas with high moisture and heat loss.
We start off every project with a free inspection.