Here are some of our helpful tips for avoiding some common pitfalls that many homeowners face during the process of finishing a basement.

Creating a perfectly stylish and inviting space in your basement is an appealing idea and a great way to make the most of your home’s square footage. With a finished basement, you can add a great place for entertaining, expand your living space, or even add another bedroom. But as with beginning any renovation, it’s important to have a plan to avoid missteps during construction. You may face several challenges in the process of finishing your basement, which can make the renovation a daunting task. Here are some of our helpful tips for avoiding some common pitfalls that many homeowners face during the process of finishing a basement.

Waterproof the Basement

When it comes to finishing your basement, you want to be sure that the basement is safe from flooding and water damage. Jumping straight into a basement finishing project without getting a better idea of your basement’s vulnerability to leaks is an easily avoidable mistake. Be sure to inspect your basement windows, corners, and doorways for moisture and leaks. When you’re aware of the areas of your basement that are vulnerable to potential water damage and flooding, you can correct leaks and cracks before getting started on remodeling your basement.

Consider Insulation

You’ll also want to make sure your basement is properly insulated before starting your project. If your basement is not properly insulated, you won’t be able to enjoy your new living space comfortably. Good foam insulation can keep your finished basement a comfortable temperature all year round, and it can also help protect your basement in case of leaks. Foam insulation will be able to stand up better to moisture than the alternatives. Even if you thoroughly inspect your basement and are sure to fix any cracks or leaks in the structure, it’s important to be sure that you’re protected in case of any leaks or flooding.

Choose Durable Materials

Finally, you don’t want to make the mistake of using sub-par materials to finish your basement. Be sure to use durable flooring and wall materials in order to make sure your basement is comfortable and can stand up to the drafts and leaks that can crop up in many basements. Don’t forget to use strong insulation under the floors as well as behind the walls. This will help you keep your basement dry and comfortable.


Whether you are ready to jump into finishing your basement or you still have some more questions, Cypress Construction is here to help. Cypress Construction is a remodeling shop for homeowners throughout the DC metropolitan area and beyond. We are dedicated to keeping our customers happy with our cleanliness, honesty, and professionalism. For more information on getting your basement remodeled, give us a call at 410-517-9345 or visit us online. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

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