(PRWEB) November 14, 2006
The current episode airing on Bob Vila deals with basement waterproofing prior to a basement finishing project. New living space in a home can be attained by two means: either by building an addition or by finishing a part of a home that is currently unfinished. Of these two methods, only basement remodeling is relatively simple and inexpensive.
As Bob Vila says in the episode, the biggest challenge to any basement remodeling project is keeping water out of the basement and making it a dry basement. If making an investment in a basement finishing project, be sure to protect the investment with a basement waterproofing system. The system being installed in the Bob Vila episode is Basement System’s WaterGuard basement waterproofing system.
Finishing a basement increases the living space in a home by one-third in a two-story home and doubles the space in a one-story home. If a basement is wet and unusable, the home owner is still paying for this useless space. This makes the cost per square foot higher in the livable upstairs space. Plus, the items typically stored in the basement are now upstairs, taking up valuable usable space.
A basement waterproofing system is the right start. The next step is to make the space comfortable and energy efficient, and in Bob Vila’s basement remodeling episode, Bob takes a look at Basement System’s ThermalDry Wall System. This pre-finishing wall material prevents water vapor and also works hand-in-hand with the WaterGuard system as it drains wall leaks into the drainage system. Bob Vila also points out the energy conservation idea behind ThermalDry Wall System – the membrane acts as a radiant barrier that reflects heat back into the basement, saving energy and money.
After any groundwater, plumbing, or other leaks are addressed prior to the basement remodeling, using a SaniDry Basement Air System is the solution to keep a basement free of mold and humidity. The SaniDry can remove four times the water out of the air, while using the same amount of energy as a household dehumidifier. Since dry air is less costly and easier to heat and cool, this amounts to significant energy and money savings. The SaniDry also boasts a two-stage filter system to keep the air clean, creating a healthier environment for the homeowner’s family.
Installing a vapor barrier for a basement floor is important, especially if planning on putting carpet in a finished basement. Basement Systems has a patented sub-flooring product called ThermalDry Basement Floor Matting, a specially engineered polypropylene tile that insulates the floor and does not allow water vapor to condense. The tiles lift the carpet off of the cold concrete floor creating a more comfortable, softer floor surface in a home.
By using Basement Systems’ patented basement waterproofing products, a homeowner can rest assured that a finished basement will be protected, as well as the family’s well being.
For more information on Basement Systems basement waterproofing and finishing products, visit http://www.basementsystems.com or call 800-261-5705. To see Basement Systems on the Bob Vila Web site visit http://www.bobvila.com/Showrooms/Basement_Systems/