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Basement Allergies: Tips for an Allergen-Free Space


Basement Allergies: Tips for an Allergen-Free Space

by Joe Ellis / Updated: May 24, 2022

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What causes basement allergies? Learn more about allergens that thrive in your basement and what you can do to put a stop to them. Runny nose. Itchy eyes. Sneezing. Scratchy throat. ALLERGIES. No one likes allergies and let alone in your home. There may be allergens that thrive in your basement. The good thing is…

6 Causes of Basement Moisture (and How to Fix Them)

by Joe Ellis / Updated: May 17, 2022

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When you think of basements, usually some sort of moisture comes to mind. Although basement moisture is common, there are ways to fix it once you identify where it is coming from and why.¬† Clues There is Moisture in Your Basement¬† When homeowners suspect basement moisture it is because they have spotted some clues. Condensation…

Iron Ochre & Bacteria in Basements

by Joe Ellis / April 29, 2022

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Iron ochre results from a chemical reaction or a biological process that can happen in wet basements, within clogged pipes or sump pump pits. The last thing you want to hear is in your basement or in your home is bacteria. Unfortunately, iron ochre may occur in wet basements, within clogged pipes or sump pump…

How Long Does It Take to Finish a Basement?

by Joe Ellis / Updated: April 26, 2022

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What is the timeline for a finished basement? Learn more about the typical basement finishing timeline and what the longest phases are. If you are wondering how long it takes to finish a basement, there are many factors to consider. The first step you should take is finding a contractor. A contractor can help give…

Is Basement Waterproofing Worth It?

by Joe Ellis / Updated: April 19, 2022

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Is basement waterproofing worth it? Explore the benefits of waterproofing your basement and get answers to the biggest questions about the process. If you are planning the basement remodel of your dreams, the last thing you want to worry about is something going wrong. Basement flooding and water damage are always a huge concern. Planning…

Tips for Waterproofing Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / March 25, 2022

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Waterproofing your basement should be top priority for your home as excess moisture and improper drainage systems can lead to mold and costly repairs. Excess water or moisture can also make it virtually impossible to finish your basement since you would not want to create the finished basement of your dreams only to have it…

What Does It Cost to Finish a Basement in Michigan?

by Adam Jensen / Updated: May 24, 2022

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One of the biggest hang-ups people have when it comes to remodeling their basement is the cost to finish a basement. It is such a hindrance that people don't finish the project or don't start altogether. What's the Cost of a Finished Basement in Michigan? The average cost to finish a basement starts around $30,000…

Calculating the Value of a Remodeled Basement

by Joe Ellis / Updated: March 25, 2022

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Are you curious on what goes into calculating the value of a remodeled basement? Learn about all the variables that are considered to come to a final number. Calculating the Value of a Remodeled Basement You want to know your finished basement value but where do you begin? There are many factors that need to…

What is the Difference Between Basement Remodeling & Basement Finishing?

by Joe Ellis / Updated: April 8, 2022

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If you're in the market to improve the quality of your home's basement, you've probably heard a few different terms thrown around -- "basement finishing" and "basement remodeling". And if you're not familiar with the subject you might be left thinking, is there a difference between them? The main difference between basement remodeling and basement…

Basketball in the Basement: The Best Ways to Watch March Madness

by Joe Ellis / Updated: April 8, 2022

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March can only mean one thing for college basketball fans -- March Madness. It's also the perfect time of year to watch those games from a beautifully finished basement. A Basement Man Cave Worth Watching the Big Games In A basement is a blank canvas and can be turned used for a variety of different…