A New Addition For The Family
Have you ever thought about adding space to your home? Maybe you considered expanding the living room to accommodate that theater-sized television. Maybe the kids are at an age where they need a place to hang out with their friends? Whatever your reason, adding space to your home is beneficial in many ways.
The problem is, building an addition to your property can not only be time consuming, but also very expensive. There’s the worry about property lines and having surveyors out to your home to be sure that your addition isn’t infringing on the neighbor’s land. Then comes the building; concrete foundations and wooden framing, not to mention the insulation. After all of that, now that you’ve added square footage to your home, you might find yourself paying more in property taxes. Looking ahead to all of this, you start to believe that maybe it isn’t such a good idea after all!
What if we told you that there is a way to get the extra space you want without going through the hassle of building and the expense that goes along with it? Look no further than your basement.
When some people think of a basement, they think of a dark, damp place where the holiday decorations and great-grandma’s old dishes are stored. Maybe your washer and dryer are housed down there as well. Either way, the basement does not often conjure up images of fun and warmth. But if you consider the space that is wasted (space that is already listed as a part of your home’s square footage), you might consider making a few adjustments to make it livable.
Beyond just extra living space, a finished basement yields many other benefits, such as:
- Increase in home value
- Reduced energy costs
- Avoiding health risks
Putting It All Together
Of course you can imagine that the value of your home will go up once you have a fully finished basement, but you might not have known that you can reduce your energy costs when you seal up the cracks that allow cold air and moisture to come into your basement. And when you rid your basement of the dampness, you remove your chances of having toxic mold grow and cause health problems for you and your family.
For as many things as you need to do to upgrade your basement, one important step is to install a sump pump to keep everything dry. At Cardigan, our Master Plumbers have been installing sump pumps in the Crofton area for over 40 years. Let us help you protect that investment and avoid water damage from sources such as possible future flooding. And if you have a sump pump already, you might consider a second one for added protection.