Basement Renovation

According to FIXR, a popular home improvement website, a typical basement remodel with a bathroom costs around
$90 a square foot, assuming moderate décor and finishes. With the average project size of 600 square feet, the this puts the cost of the average basement remodel with a bath- room around $55,000. The good news is that a finished basement has a ROI of around 70% making it one of the best investments you can make in your home.

Foundation & Water Issues

Your basement will only be as sound as your current foundation. A remodel is the best time to deal with issues such as cracks that can cause moisture to leak into your home. Basements are known for being damp.

Mold

One of the most common and dan- gerous contaminants in basements is mold. Two square inches of mold can release 2 million spores and 50% of basements have at least that amount or more.

Permits and Codes

Most cities will require a permit for basement remodels. If permits are not pulled, the extra square footage may not legally be able to be added to your home. Another pitfall of not having a permit is homeowner liability and lack of inspections which can be dangerous. Plan on an average cost of around $430 into your budget.

Radon

Radon kills more people every year than drunk driving. It is a colorless, odorless gas that when inhaled creates a chemical reaction in your lungs which causes cancer. 40% of homes in Michigan have levels above the EPA Maximum safe Level.
 
 

Green Shield Home include a Basement Inspection to insure that your investment is protected. The person who will
inspect your basement is a:

• Licensed Builder, Certified Home Inspector, Certified Mold Inspector, and a Certified Radon Inspector.

Spray Foam Insulation

 

The two main types of spray foam insulation are open cell
and closed cell. They each serve a different purpose.

Closed cell spray polyurethane foam is applied to exterior walls, attics, and foundations. This type of insulation is waterproof and is great for damp areas.

Open cell is the preferred
choice for basement ceilings
for sound dampening.

Our Basement Remodels automatically Include:

  • All permit fees
  • Professional basement inspection
  • Demo where necessary
  • Frame new walls on entire exterior and build new rooms
  • Electrical
  • * Fully licensed and insured master electrician
  • * Install new can lights with dimmer switches to code
  • * Install new outlets throughout basement to code
  • Install 2.5” average of closed cell spray foam on exterior walls and rim joists.
  • * Does NOT allow for water/vapor to pass through while achieving the highest R-Value available.
  • * Provides additional racking strength to the wall and fills any cracks or voids in the walls.
  • Install 4” of open cell spray foam in entire ceiling
  • * Helps prevent noise transmission from second floor
  • Install fiberglass insulation in all interior wall cavities

Our Basement Remodels automatically Include:

  • Install mold resistant drywall in entire perimeter
  • Install new solid core doors
  • Install base trim and moldings around windows and doors
  • Paint entire basement by a professional painting crew
  • Install new carpet with premium padding or water resistant luxury vinyl plank on floors
  • Install premium drop ceiling

Extras:

  • Bar
  • Bathroom
  • Dehumidifier
  • Egress window
  • Furnace
  • Kitchenette
  • Moving electrical, gas lines, waterlines, and/or ductwork
  • Perimeter drainage systems
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