Basement Finishing and Remodeling

Basement remodeling contractor based in Massachusetts helping customers utilize the valuable space in their basements.

At MBM Construction, we feel your basement should be much more than just a dark and dusty space, but more of an extension of your home! In fact, your basement is another additional floor of your home just waiting to be transformed. Previous customers will agree, that having their basement finished by our company was a valuable investment.

A finished basement could be used for many things. For example, you could create additional bedrooms, theater for entertaining, playroom for your children, or just a place to relax and unwind from a busy day. We highly believe a well-designed basement should accommodate all of the above and more!

What Homeowners Need To Know About Basement Remodeling

The most common and easiest way to add more space to your home, is to better utilize the extra space you might already have. Massachusetts basement remodeling will always be more cost effective than having a addition built, because, with the floor, walls, ceiling, and electrical already in place, your remodel is about 35% completed. Furthermore, basements have always been the lowest cost remodel you can do for your home — and get the most “bang for your buck.”

Most importantly, since you’re starting with an already existing envelope of your home, you will not have to worry about zoning issues such as setback from property lines, solar shading of your neighbors, height restrictions, etc..

Also, before you go ahead and consider finding a MA basement contractor, down below are some helpful and important tips to consider about basement finishing.

Moisture

Moisture, the root of all evil in basements. Did you know that basements are the largest source of moisture in homes? Basements typically let in roughly 15 gallons of moisture each and everyday! In fact, that is more than the average water waist of a typical household cooking and showering, 3-5 gallons per day. Where does this moisture come from? Most basement moisture comes from a form of water vapor, which is invisible, unlike steam condesing from a hot shower. What happens is, low air pressure inside your basement draws in soil gases with water vapor from the ground through all of the voids and cracks of your concrete foundation. Just so you know, your concrete walls are not a solid rock! In fact, concrete is porous just like wood and needs certain treatments and sealers to protect it from deterioration. So, before and basement finishing begins, protect your concrete floors and walls with a sealant.

Safety

Pay close attention to your heating and ventilation systems. Having proper ventilation will keep your basement from becoming damp and dingy. The odds are, that when your home was first built, that there were few if any vents or registers installed in your basement. Before you start, you need to think about proper air circulation and adding openings where necessary. Most importantly, having a return air duct installed, be sure to have it located away from your furnance. You don’t want to have dangerous furnace exhaust fumes sucked back into your home.

Basement Design

This is very important, plan carefully about your family’s needs. When designing your basement layout, it’s important to plan for what your family needs now and what your family will need in the future. Proper planning of your finished basement will keep you from having to re-design your basement all over again.

If you are looking for a professional Massachusetts basement finishing contractor, then please call us today at 781-856-2001 or complete our online request form.

Cities and towns we provide local basement remodeling & finishing services to:

If you see your city or town not listed, contact us anyway — chances are we service your area too!

  • Wakefield MA
  • Melrose MA
  • Stoneham MA
  • Saugus MA
  • Reading MA
  • Bedford MA
  • Beverly MA
  • Danvers MA
  • Peabody MA
  • Woburn MA
  • Salem MA
  • Billerica MA
  • Lexington MA
  • Waltham MA
  • Framingham MA
  • Natick MA
  • Lynnfield MA
  • Acton MA
  • Andover MA
  • Burlington MA
  • Amesbury MA
  • Chelmsford MA
  • Marblehead MA
  • Littleton MA
  • Newburyport MA
  • Wayland MA