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Basement Finishing Case Studies: Total Basement Finishing For Family in Oakland City, IN

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 by Haley Tepool

Challenge

Homeowner Jared G. from Oakland City, IN had mold and sitting water in his basement. He never went down there because he didn't want the reminder of this harsh reality. His basement was an unfinished space, but he always dreamed about the potential it had.

The moisture was causing musty smells, and people in the living space above complained of the problem often. It was in desperate need of a way to keep the space and the air free of moisture, while also being a functional place for the family to spend time together. 

Solution

The first order of business was getting the water under control. The basement didn’t even have a working sump pump, which means that when water came in, it had nowhere to go other than pooling on the floor. We installed a WaterGuard system and a SuperSump pump to remedy that, so water can quickly get pumped through a discharge line and be released far away from the house. The WaterGuard is a drainage system installed inside the perimeter of the basement for an easy path to the sump pump. 

The homeowner chose a faux dark wood MillCreek Flooring for the new space. This is a great option if you're wanting wood floors, without the cost and worry. The neat thing about these floors is you don't have to worry about if they get wet, you just fix the leak and dry the area. 

Overall, Jared and his family are thrilled with the outcome of their new basement and can't wait to spend much-needed quality time with family and friends here.

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