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 & Nottingham, MD area, also serving Philadelphia & 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.