If you no longer want to see those boring, cracky walls in your basement, it might be time for a change! The No Water System Experts will be happy to take a professional approach to your basement walls and perform one of our services in your foundation.
Transforming your basement into a warm, dry, and bright space has never been this easy. If you are not ready for a complex finishing of your basement, we will still find affordable and fast solutions for your foundation walls.
All basement wall products offered at No Water System Experts are designed specifically for the foundations. They are resistant to excess moisture that is so common for the basement and feature waterproofing qualities. Moreover, they will make your basement nicer and cozier.
Insulating Basement Walls
The first thing you need to do before you even start looking at basement wall ideas on Pinterest is to properly insulate the walls in your foundation. The concrete, which the walls are typically made of, contains a lot of water in its pores. Therefore, finishing your basement without prior insulation will lead to mold development and potential health risks for you and your family. We offer a few products to use for insulating your basement walls.
Framing Basement Walls
Framing the basement walls is an important part of the basement finishing. Applying some studs, which will support the basement walls, and hold the decorative and waterproofing panels might seem easy. Yet, amateur homeowners may make a lot of mistakes when framing the basement walls.
Framing a basement wall against concrete, bear in mind that you have to follow a few important steps:
- Insulate your basement walls
- Don’t frame your basement until the walls are completely dry
- Don’t overlook professionally installed framing basement walls
Hybrid Foam & Fiberglass Insulation
Insulating basement walls with fiberglass is one of the most popular insulation methods. The fiberglass comes in rolls that are applied to the basement walls accordingly. The hybrid foam seals in the blank spaces, creating secure insulation.
While this method is popular, it is not universal. If you have ever had any “water history” in your basement (flooding, leaks, etc.), the fiberglass insulation will not work for you.
Using a foam board is another popular way to insulate your basement. There are plenty of them in the market. The key to success is choosing the correct thickness of the foam board and sealing it securely. This way, you can create some sort of a vapor barrier.
Spray foam is the best way to insulate your basement walls. Yet, it is cheap, cost-effective, and fast to apply. The spray foam molecules securely seal the cement pores, thus preventing the water from getting inside your basement. The only problem with the spray foam is that it is not very environment-friendly. Nevertheless, it is very effective in questions of waterproofing foundation walls and heat isolation, being the best basement wall sealer.
Framing your basement might be a complicated task. The No Water System Experts will be glad to provide you with a free consultation on this matter and prepare a quote, if applicable.
Radiant Barrier Insulation
Insulating your basement walls with help of radiant barrier installation deserves its own paragraph in this text. The radiant barrier insulation offers a permanent way to reduce your utility costs.
This system works to reflect the radiant heat instead of absorbing it. The aluminized barrier is resistant to moisture and will perform its job successfully at any humidity level. A radiant barrier insulation system is a layer of metalized film facing airspace, which is typically installed in the basement.
Do you have drywall in your basement? The product might be ideal for your foundation since it does a great job protecting your house from excess moisture, being very affordable at the same time. However, sometimes drywall does not last long and you might need a drywall repair. The No Water System Experts areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Repairing drywall holes
- Fixing drywall cracks
- Eliminating the consequences of water damage
Rigid Plastic Wall Panels
Rigid plastic wall panels are a great solution for unfinished basement walls. The No Water Basement Expert offers a durable and washable product that does not support the emergence and development of mold. The rigid plastic wall panels serve as a barrier for humidity, protecting your basement from excess moisture.
Basement Wall Panels Installation
Installing the basement wall panels is the next step to a nice finished basement. This a great way to give your foundation a finished look without spending much time and money on traditional finishing systems.
The basement wall panels not only give your basement a neater look but also help to insulate your foundation and serve as a heat-protecting vapor barrier right on the walls. Those panels are a durable, washable solution for your basement.
There is no need for parging the basement walls or doing some major repair works. These panels are the best way to waterproof, insulate and finish your basement at the same time!
When There Is A Need For Basement Wall Repair…
In this article, we have talked about the opportunities to insulate the basement walls and to give them a nice, neater look. You know now that there a lot of opportunities to transform your basement permanently; however, all of them will work only for a basement that does not have any issues.
If your basement is leaking, there are multiple cracks, it is sinking and its walls are bowing, we recommend you to contact your basement repair company first to identify the cause of those problems and fix them before you initiate any further actions.
If you are still looking for the best way to finish your basement, simply give us a call. The No Water Basement Experts has more than 30 years of experience and more than 1500+. We will permanently transform your basement walls.