If you haven’t done it already, finishing off the basement in your home is a prudent idea. By finishing your basement, you’ll increase the square footage of your home significantly and give your family more room to stretch out. You’ll also increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers in the future. However, before you can finish your basement, you’ll need to make sure the space is framed properly. Here are several reasons why basement framing is so important.
It prevents the walls in your basement from falling apart prematurely.
When a construction company is framing a basement, it’s essential for them to avoid placing untreated wood right up against concrete. Over time, moisture can work its way into this wood if it’s left untreated and cause all kinds of complications. Before long, the walls in your basement will start to develop lumps in them and fall apart. It’ll force you to renovate your basement much sooner than you should have to.
It allows you to access the windows in your basement.
All basements need to have windows to allow people to escape in the event of a fire. If a basement isn’t framed the right way, it might make it impossible for you to access these windows and open them. Construction companies need to steer clear of installing framing too closely to windows since drywall and trim that’s put up later could block the windows.
It makes installing flooring in your new basement easier.
If each and every wall in a finished basement isn’t squared properly, it’ll make installing flooring later a major pain. For example, if you’re installing tile flooring in your basement, you’ll find that the tiles closest to the walls will be all different sizes when your framing isn’t done right. It’ll drag down the aesthetic appeal of your basement and make you wish you had hired a more reliable company to do your basement framing.
At Brad F. Beller Construction, we provide basement framing services throughout McHenry County, including to customers in Crystal Lake and Lakewood, IL. We can provide homeowners with everything from basic framing to more intricate designs. Call us at 815-455-8051 today to learn more about our basement framing and remodeling services.