Being in direct contact with the surrounding soil and permanently exposed to moisture and mold, the basement – or basements in general – is harmful to human health, from a residential point of view. The first requirement for an acceptable standard of living in basements is to transform them into dry places. Thus, to prevent the infiltration of moisture, people began to experiment with vapor barriers, waterproofing and drainage systems. At the same time, the need for a quality design is equally important, these aspects ensuring a significant return on investment.
The foundation of a cellar can be relatively close to a source of groundwater, so it is crucial to insulate the walls, ceiling and floor in order to prevent moisture and mold, as well as all the associated problems. Commonly waterproofing materials include different types of bituminous membranes.
You should choose an insulating double glazed door and Egress windows.
For finishing the floor of your basement or having the basement finishing Centennial area experts do it, stone is probably the best material, but you can also opt for sandstone tiles. At this stage, you must also decide what temperature you want to have in your basement, in order to determine the amount of ventilation and the air conditioning system, which will also help reduce humidity.