Basement Transformation - Before
Does your basement look like this and need a transformation? We worked closely with the homeowner of this job in Thomaston to give this basement a much needed makeover and to make it a useable space.
The space was very damp and musty with running water through the basement, but the homeowners didn't want to let a full walkout basement go to waste and neither did we. So, initially we chiseled out part of the existing concrete floor to channel the water to an existing sump pit to eliminate any standing water. When the homeowners were ready to move on to the full phase of renovation, we then laid Enka drainage mat and a vapor barrier down to create a channel between the existing concrete floor and the new power trowelled smooth concrete floor that was poured on top. The cement block basement walls were Thurosealed by us and then re-painted with a waterproof paint by the homeowners. The new concrete floor was cut with control joints to help direct and control the natural shrinkage of curing concrete. The homeowners then decided to use a two part epoxy paint with a decorative finish to add some character to their new game room.
This option is great for damp, wet and currently unused basements. On a rainy day the homeowners can hear the water draining under the existing slab right to the sump pit where it is then pumped out of the basement, keeping the basement clean and dry. This is a great alternative to jackhammering out an existing floor and a great way to work from the interior of a foundation if it is not feasible to address issues from the outside. The drainage mat allows a channel for water to move below the slab and to a drain or sump pit. The water is removed from the basement and does not become stagnant creating mold and air quality issues. The homeowners are now very pleased to have so much more additional space added to their home. If you have a similar situation and would like more information please contact us at 596.0171. Please stay tuned for the after pictures of this basement transformation.