When choosing a contractor for your construction or renovation project, wether you finish a basement or build an addition or custom home for that matter, home owners go thru a mental checklist of “things we must ask a contractor”. A lot of time home owners will ask about experience, how many years have you been in business, sometimes ask about references.
This subject has been discussed many times already, but every time we meet a new client we find that it comes up again – Proper Way to Finish a Basement. First of all, once your basement renovation is complete, it needs to remain dry and moisture free. The rule is, if your foundation walls are properly waterproof and your draining tile around foundation walls installed & work properly, it should prevent the water from coming inside your basement.
Basements are notorious for having little if any space. If you are looking for ways to extend that precious space, here’s an idea: think compact furniture. And here’s the little helper: a New York based company called Resource Furniture. The company has gained a reputation for providing Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers access to European Furniture.
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Before you start the process of finishing your unfinished basement which may look like this [pictured left] You need to address two things. Moisture protection and cracks in concrete. Most all of the basements that we’ve seen had concrete cracks and there is an easy way to deal with them.
We all have heard this by now “Green Homes” or “Green Building” but let me ask you, are they really green? A lot of builders these days advertise building “green homes” and I’m always amazed at how little of “green” is in them, and I don’t mean the color of the builders logo J.
Applications of ICF are diverse. Having gained wide popularity in commercial construction, ICF is now making its way into institutional and residential sectors of construction industry.Organizations with limited budget (non-profits, community centers, churches) find ICF buildings particularly useful as it allows them save a lot of their budget money through lower maintenance costs.
Advantages of building with ICF are manifold and primarily center around comfort of living, lower costs and environmental impact. The advantages of building with ICF related to comfort of living include
Insulating concrete formwork (ICF) otherwise known as permanently insulated formwork (PIF) is an insulated concrete system of building that is quick to construct and offers significantly better levels of performance than traditional building techniques.