Lots of Space!
Another spectacular after picture featuring our beautiful flooring, EverLast Basement Windows, new walls, and this homeowner now has a lot of usable space!
Metal framed windows rust, wood windows rot, and they are impossible to keep painted. In addition to the fact they leak air, single pane glass is an energy waster.
Beautiful Installed EverLast Windows
EverLast Windows are made specifically for basement. It's all vinyl, so it'll never rot, rust, be eaten by termites or need to be painted. The windows are crystal clear double thermopane glass, so they are energy efficient. So not only are they energy efficient, but they also look great, seal out the elements, and open and close effortlessly for ventilation or accessibility.
Here you can see where their carpet was ruined and they had to rip it off the floor. The baseboards and wall are in bad shape due to water damage.
The unfinished walls and floors made the basement very unappealing.
Water Damaged Walls & Mold Growth
Here you can see where the walls show water damage and mold is beginning to grow on the walls.
Another View of Damaged Walls
Different view of the basement.
Restoring The Bottom of Finished Walls
In order to fix the water problem properly, and protect finished walls in the future, it is necessary to cut the bottom of the finished walls and install a proper drainage system.
Remove Damaged Drywall
Here you can see where our team has already cut out and removed the damaged drywall and bottom studs. We then installed a perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard, which will protect their basement from any future water intrusion.
Installing Perimeter Drainage System
One method of a drainage system is to install a sub-floor drainage system along the perimeter of the floor. There are a few challenges to this method but the biggest challenge is to keep the drain from getting clogged with mud. This is why we install our patented WaterGuard system. It's design separates it from the soil under the floor so it will never clog. It also has a special wall flange that creates a neat space between the floor and the wall to drain any wall seepage, without allowing dirt and debris from the floor to enter.
Perimeter Drainage System Complete
Once the drainage system has been installed all around the perimeter, the entire system is cemented in place.
Preparing for Drainage Around The Perimeter of Basement
By installing our WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement, their basement is protected from future destructive leakage. Once installed, we then began working on restoring their finished walls.
Absolutely Stunning Transformation of the Newly Finished Basement
WOW! We just can't get over how beautiful this basement turned out. Our EverLast Wall Restoration System is the perfect option in not having to replace the entire basement wall. The panels are cement board, covered with a textured washable vinyl finish, and the trim is all plastic - Nothing for mold to grow on!
Noteworthy Advantages of this Wall System:
The vinyl surface is attractive, stain-resistant and easy to clean. Panels can't be damaged by moisture and won't support mold and mildew growth. Framing is eliminated; no wood or metal studs are required.
Noteworthy Advantages of this Wall System Continued:
A TBF wall is much stronger than drywall construction; a single panel can support up to 300lbs. Plastic baseboard and crown molding used to trim out walls is 100% waterproof and won't support mold.
ThermalDry Basement Flooring Tiles
Nubbed underside of tile creates a thermal break, making the floor more comfortable, plus drying and drainage space beneath tile. Snap-together transition strips also available. Plastic base material is immune to moisture damage. No warping, cracking, or delaminating.
Additional Benefits of ThermalDry Flooring:
Only ½ in. thick; won't steal valuable headroom. Tile's won't support mold growth or be damaged by mold. Snap-together installation: no fasteners or adhesives required. Can be installed directly over a concrete floor.