Frey Construction Offers Quick & Painless Basement Finishing Tips for Madison, WI, Homeowners
Finishing your basement is a great way to increase your home’s livable space and resale value. In fact, a functional finished basement is among the best selling points a home on the market can have. So, if you’re planning to sell your Madison, Wisconsin, home any time soon, opting to have the basement finished would be a wise investment. However, there are certain things you should do first to ensure that your basement finishing project is a success.
What to Do First
As subterranean spaces, basements are more prone to things like flooding, mold, mildew, and insect infestation than other areas of your home. Therefore, before you move forward with finishing your basement, it’s critical that you:
- Seal cracks and repair existing water damage
- Insulate the water pipes before boxing them in
- Inspect your fuel-burning system to ensure there are no carbon monoxide leaks
- Install a sump pump if your home is in a flood zone
- Inspect floor joists for sagging, rotting, splitting, etc.
- Dehumidify the area if there is excess moisture
After you’ve established that your basement is free from mold, mildew, carbon monoxide, and any other potentially harmful issues, you should be fine to begin installing studs, drywall, and insulation. Of course, for all your basement finishing needs in the Madison, Wisconsin, area, you can turn with total confidence to Frey Construction. With over 20 years of home improvement experience, our full-service design-build team would be happy to assist you with every aspect of your basement finishing project.
Contact Frey Construction today to learn more about basement finishing in the Madison, WI, area.