Welcome to Basements 4 You, we are award winning Fort Collins basement remodeling contractors serving Northern Colorado as a full-service Home Remodeling Contractor, we specialize in basement remodeling, basement finishes, additions, and remodels. Serving our community with professional residential construction services for over 13 years, our passion lies in creating the one of a kind high quality space you envision for you and your family.
A few months ago, Nancy and her family visited their local fair, saw the Owens Corning® Basement Finishing System booth, and decided to inquire more online when they got home. After doing some research on our product and seeing what we had to offer, they realized this was the perfect fit for their family’s lifestyle. They were ready to get their basement space back for their three kids to enjoy!
Your basement is basically a box of porous concrete, buried in wet ground, and when that ground gets saturated with water, the resulting hydrostatic pressure pushes the water against the foundation walls. That water will eventually find its way into your basement, through cracks, the joint between walls and floors, as infiltrating the concrete through capillary action. To make matters worse, basements can also be flooded by plumbing leaks, broken water heater tanks and other water accidents. Without proper drainage, a reliable sump pump system, and proper dehumidification, no basement is dry enough to be finished.
Moisture is a big concern in basement remodeling. Any chronic leaks , condensation, or flooding must be fixed before you convert the space into a living area. Remedial measures cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands, effectively reducing your return on investment. But if you cut those corners, you’ll pay big time in musty smells, creeping mold , and soggy carpet.
Local planning departments usually have specific regulations on ceiling height, access doors, radon ventilation, waterproofing and other details of the basement remodeling process. Many building codes now require upgrades such as residential fire sprinklers for new construction or major remodeling projects. Ask about local requirements and get all required permits (or make sure the contractor does this). Depending on the location, permit costs can be next to nothing or extremely expensive; find out exactly what they are and include them in the project’s budget.