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The Most Common Basement Reno Issues… And How to Solve Them

The time has finally come for you to renovate your basement, and you’re excited to get your project started. Before you do that, though, you need to make sure you choose a basement finishing company that knows how to renovate a basement and overcome the most typical basement renovation issues.

To that end, the basement finishing professionals at BCR Basements, your go-to basement finishing company in the GTA and Durham areas, has put together this quick guide to understanding the most common basement renovation issues that you may face when renovating your basement and the best ways you can solve them:

Uneven Floors

Homeowners often discover that their basement floor isn’t quite as even as they’d like it to be. Uneven basement floors make it tough to lay down tiling and carpets and usually occur due to floors that are made of concrete. Uneven floors can significantly slow down your basement renovation project and make it hard to achieve the aesthetic and visual image that you’re looking for.

The most effective and reliable way of getting around uneven floors when renovating your basement is using a self-leveling compound to raise lower areas on your floor. Self-leveling compounds dry fast and speed up renovation projects when used by experienced basement finishing professionals. The team at BCR Basements makes renovating your basement easy by applying the appropriate compounds to even out your basement floor and keep your project moving right along.

Mold and/or Smells

Mold is a common problem that homeowners face when trying to renovate their basement. Mold and strange smells often occur from malfunctioning or incorrect waterproofing systems in your home, and can be difficult to spot and resolve by yourself. 

With the help of basement renovation professionals, you can correct your waterproofing system to get rid of harmful mold and spores caused by excess moisture trapped underneath your basement surface. If you aren’t sure how to renovate a basement yourself without solving problems with mold or smells, the team at BCR Basements can help with on-site inspections and follow-ups.

Trapped Moisture

Arguably the most common and frustrating issue to deal with when renovating a basement is moisture that is trapped under your basement floor. Basements tend to become the humid parts of a home, and easily collect a lot of moisture that can seep in through walls or accumulate because of a poor ventilation system. The only lasting way to solve trapped moisture under your basement floor is by properly waterproofing your basement.

Waterproofing your basement all by yourself if you don’t have much renovation experience can be a very difficult job, which is why you need to consult an experienced basement finishing company like BCR Basements that can take care of the process. Our team specializes in creating functional basements that account for and resolve trapped moisture so that you don’t need to keep worrying about it down the road.

Start Your Basement Renovation Today With BCR Basements

At BCR basements, we are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with attractive and functional spaces in all areas of their homes. BCR takes care of your entire basement renovation process and makes it so that your basement never becomes an underutilized space in your home. 

If you need the highest-quality basement renovations in the Toronto, Markam, or Durham regions, the team at BCR Basements can help. Get in touch with BCR Basements today by giving us a call at 647-774-4589 or by getting a free quote through our Contact page. We look forward to making your next basement renovation project as easy and stress-free as possible!