A Simple DIY Step in Basement Renovations that Will Keep Your Floors Warm and Dry
‘Don’t fix what isn’t broken’ is a phrase most DIYers and handymen/women can live by. But if you don’t think something is broken then you won’t think to fix it.
Damp, dingy and cold are all adjectives that one doesn’t want to hear when talking about their home. Unfortunately, those same adjectives are most often remedied superficially with dehumidifiers, air fresheners or space heaters. Not enough permanent solutions are offered though, pushing the narrative: why fix what isn’t broken?
Like a spray bottle to an old couch, these solutions simply put a Band-Aid on problems, without properly solving them. 98 per cent of basements will have a moisture problem, which can lead to mould, mildew and a plethora of other air-quality issues. Issues that should be solved are often covered up.
A simple way to solve many issues relating to moisture and associated poor air quality, is to allow the concrete floor to breathe and provide an opportunity for moisture to be wicked away.
One of the best solutions is Dricore’s SubFloor®; it protects your floors from moisture seeping up from the concrete, thereby helping keep your basement and everything you keep in it, dry.
Simple, ready-to-use wood subfloor panels allow for airflow underneath, but also provide warmth and comfort underfoot. The simple installation is a cost effective way to invest in protecting your home’s value. So, it’s actually a practical investment one can live on and around.
Healthy and comfortable living spaces can be upgraded further with Smartwall®. When living spaces are being built or upgraded, a fast and easy to install solution that bypasses insulation and drywall steps, are Smartwall® panels. These pre-fabricated walls have the drywall and insulation already applied, so in one step you have wall, insulation and drywall — three steps in one and can be installed in an after-noon. With a 25-year warranty it’s a safe investment that any homeowner can install easily and live with comfortably.
Dricore.com has all of the information and specifications if you’re looking to upgrade your living space sooner rather than later. You’ll find step-by-step instructions that even a first time renovator can follow. There’s no trick to it, just a simple inves-ment that returns both in quality-of-living and a home’s value.