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Basement Developments Calgary 2018-12-11T19:26:03+00:00
Kenan: (403) 560-6106
Tyson: (403) 891-1253
info@kenhomes.ca

Basement Developments by Ken Homes Calgary

Finishing an existing basement can be a fun and rewarding home remodeling experience. Even in older homes, where the ceiling heights are not usually the tallest, fine tuning the crawlspace can provide that extra bit of living space like a playroom for the children, gym, studio and so much more.

However, basement development can at times prove to be harder than it sounds, especially when it comes to major upgrade projects such as finishing the floor, waterproofing the space, dividing your basement into the different rooms and selecting between various floor plan layouts. With so many potential challenges and so much to take into consideration, basement development is a process that should only be navigated by a qualified professional like Ken Homes.

Your basement is directly correlated with your foundation. And it goes without saying that anything wrong that happens with it can have a devastating and costly impact on your house. Basement development processes entail quite a lot of things with so many complexities that can prove to be very difficult for you to tackle without professional assistance. We have highlighted a few areas so you have a better idea of how complex a process it is and understand the need to work with a professional when it comes to developing your basement.

We are the Calgary basement development professionals of choice. Ken Homes is the only home renovation and basement development company that truly offers affordable rates without compromising on quality and service. Talk to us today so we can help you transform your unfinished basement into a fantastic and useful living space.

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Basement Developments – Flooring Layouts and Walls

The first thing that you need to consider when it comes to developing your basement is your walls and the layout of your floor. Below are some questions you may want to ask yourself during the preliminary stage;

  • What will I use the basement for?
  • Would the space available be better suited for a family room, leisure room, gym or any other desirable purpose?
  • Do I want to spend extra time, fine tuning the basement or just finish the walls with drywall?

Once you have the answers, we can then go ahead and develop a floor plan and decide where the framing will be erected, not forgetting that certain floor layouts and room sizes are better suited for specific uses.

After doing the strategic planning and you are happy with the new layout of the basement, we can then proceed to construct the framing and install drywall. Ensuring that the process is completed correctly is of the up most importance. Things like making sure to leave a small gap between the concrete floor and the bottom of the drywall to prevent any moisture in the concrete from being wicked up into the drywall seem to be missed by inexperienced basement developers. Moisture trapped in building materials can really cause problems in a home.

As you can see, this is a very complicated and time consuming process best left to basement renovation professionals like Ken Homes. A lot of skillful planning and experienced workmanship goes into the process.

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Basement Developments – Flooring Installation

When transforming your basement into a beautiful, comfortable extension of your home, there is nothing as incredible as a perfect floor finish to give the space character. However, certain features of basements must be taken into consideration when selecting and installing a floor finish.

Your choice of finish for the floor depends on the surface on which it will be installed, whether it is a concrete slab or a leveled waterproof subfloor. If you are installing directly on a concrete slab, you have a choice of laminate flooring, ceramic tile, or a flexible covering like vinyl and linoleum. In the case of a leveled, waterproofed subfloor, you can install any kind of finishing. A leveled subfloor can serve as the base for essentially any sort of floor finishing, each of which has its own pros and cons. The most important thing is to avoid coverings which are vulnerable to moisture and humidity, like carpeting and hardwood planks.

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Basement Developments – Waterproofing

One of the most significant areas of the basement development process is waterproofing. You will want to ensure that your basement is completely waterproof. We always receive inquiries from our clients who want to know the best way to keep the basement dry and avoid any water problems. There are various waterproofing methods which can be applied to ensure a waterproof basement. Each method requires careful consideration as failure to make the correct call may have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the system and the potential use of the space.

Even after completing these fundamental basement development steps and having a local building official inspect your project, you can still fine tune your basement further according to your preferences. The list of things you can do with your basement to make it look beautiful and become practical is endless.

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Kenan: (403) 560-6106
Tyson: (403) 891-1253
info@kenhomes.ca