How to know it’s time for a basement renovation

Sometimes we renovate for personal enjoyment, increased function and aesthetics. Other times, we must renovate because of damage, as part of regular maintenance, or to protect our home. There are so many decisions that need to be made in a major renovation, but deciding you need one is the first step. Here are some ways to know when the time is right for a basement renovation, from TW Construction in Edmonton.

When warm weather is here

This isn’t to say that you can’t do renovations in the winter. With something like a basement, however, it may be better timing to get the project done in the summer. If you’re wanting to add bedrooms or make your basement lighter, you’ll need larger, egress windows installed. That means you’ll have to have window wells dugout. This is difficult to do in winter because the ground will be frozen, making digging more challenging and time-consuming. Less labour time for your contractor means less labour cost for you!

When you want a tenant

Looking to make some extra cash, and have extra space? Turning your basement into its own suite is a great way to get more income. Transforming bedrooms, bathrooms, and other living spaces into a legal secondary suite will attract new tenants to your home. Many homeowners use rental income to help pay for their mortgage or other expenses. Plus, your home will be attractive to like-minded investors if you plan to sell in the future.

When there are problems with the foundation

Cracks or breaks in the foundation is bad news. It can lead to foundation problems which can be both costly to repair and hazardous. Addressing these problems as quickly as possible is best, for the safety of people in your home, and the house itself.

Though this is a bigger project, it’s a necessary one. You may have to rip up the floors and take out drywall to check for problems, but in some cases, the damage can be visible through the wall. Check to see if the walls and floor are leveled as this will be an indication to see if something is wrong. If you’re unsure, a professional contractor like TW Construction can inspect it for you. Once this inspection and repair is completed, you can move forward with your basement remodeling.

When you have a water leak

Water is something that can destroy walls, insulation, and flooring in your basement, as well as lead to mould growth. In some cases, mould can be toxic in the air and lead to your family getting sick. Fixing this as soon as possible will keep damage minimal. It will also ensure the health and safety of those living in the home, so you can start enjoying your new basement renovation.

Basement Renovations in Edmonton

TW Construction is here to help you! They handle all types of renovations, interior, or exterior. Their team can also build decks, patios, renovate kitchens, family rooms, bathrooms, and so much more!

Need help with your basement renovation? Contact TW Construction today!

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