Pete Westera is the owner of Basement Systems USA and one of the leading authorities on basement waterproofing, crawl space, and foundation repair in the Baltimore, MD area, also serving Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.
Basements are prone to all types of water seepage and leaks. From sump failure to plumbing accidents, it is never a matter of if the basement will become flooded, but when. Water damage in a finished basement is one of the most common and upsetting events for homeowners. Not only do they have to deal with the loss of their items and living space, but also with the messy cleanup and restoration. To make matters worse, they often end up having to pay for some or all of the expenses themselves, because typical homeowner's insurance doesn't cover basement flooding and flood insurance has coverage limitations when it comes to basements.
So how is it possible to keep a finished basement from getting ruined by water? In this episode of Ask the Expert, Pete explains that the only effective way to protect your finished basement from water damage is to make sure every finishing material used in the basement is 100% waterproof, inorganic, and mold resistant.
"At Basement Systems USA, even the insulation used in our wall systems is waterproof and mold resistant." The TBF Wall System, offered with exclusivity by Basement Systems USA in the Philadelphia, Baltimore, MD and Wilmington, DE is comprised of modular, cement-core panels, insulated with R-13 rigid foam boards and will not soak up water, grow mold, or become ruined in the typical basement flood.
Ready to build a dream finished basement that will last for years to come? To learn more about the TBF Basement Wall Finishing System, visit our website or call for a free design consultation.
Basement Finishing Ideas : What is the Value of a Finished Basement? | Ask The Expert | Basement Systems USA
Pete Westera is a the owner of Basement Systems USA and one of the leading authorities on basement waterproofing, crawl space, and foundation repair in the Baltimore, MD area, also serving Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.
An unfinished basement is an entire floor's worth of space that you can turn into any room you want for a fraction of the cost and hassle of building an addition from the ground up. With the right contractor and materials, like the Total Basement Finishing wall, ceiling, and floor systems, you can reclaim your basement as living space and have it ready in a matter of days.
Basements can be perfect for a guest room, home office, playroom, home gyms and even home theaters with sophisticated video and surround sound equipment. Pete and his team can build them with extra insulation so that the sound doesn't disturb family members upstairs.
Besides costing less than an addition, you can recover the cost of finishing your basement in terms of sale price at a higher rate than you would recover the cost of building an addition.