Suffolk County Basement Renovation
Straight-Line Construction is there for you the next time a basement renovation project comes around. We provide our services to homeowners across Suffolk County, Long Island. The biggest aspect of renovating a basement is actually planning it. Knowing what you'll need and how you'll need it will save you both time and money during the project. Our contractors will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are on the right path. Our goal is to create the basement of your dreams!
Basement Renovation Planning
With some good planning and techniques, you can turn your basement into a wide range of areas. An extra living room, an entertainment center, a bar/game room, or even an extra room for the kids. The possibilities are almost endless, it is simply up to how you wish to renovate it. But this process should not be handled lightly. Renovating a basement is a big job and requires intricate planning, but with the help of Straight-Line Construction, your newly remodeled basement will look great.
A good way to start planning is by simply making a sketch and scale drawing. This can be used for the incoming contractors, as well as any inspectors you may have. These plans should include wall dimensions and window and door sizes. Depending on the size of the area and the code of the zoning, different size windows and doors may be required. Another measurement to keep in mind is the future finished ceiling height and/or low-hanging pipes or ducts that may lower the headroom in the basement.
Getting a permit is also a common step, as many renovated basements need approval by the town, This permit will help guide you through some issues. Once you think you have everything sufficiently planned, then get everything out of the basement and start prepping. This requires you to use spray foam or caulk to plug gaps in framing and masonry, Essentially, it is your final chance to seal possible air leaks from the outside, since new walls are usually put up in this process.
While in the planning stages, you also must deal with whether or not you have a wet basement. Check for condensation. If you have problems, they, too, need to be remedied before moving forward with the renovation. It is pointless to spend money on a new or remodeling basement and not take these precautions. They will save you lots of money down the line if shored up before a whole new basement is created. Better to be safe, than sorry.
Basement Renovation Professionals
Straight-Line Construction has years of experience in the contracting industry and provides basement renovation services that are affordable. No job is too big or too small. We provide our services for those across Suffolk County and Long Island. For more information about our services, please contact our offices today. We will gladly help you with any questions you may have about your next basement renovation project. Call (516) 885-4824 to receive a free consultation and estimate. We look forward to helping you update the look and feel of your home!