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Just like every other project, there are lots of challenges that come with basement renovation. So the following are some basic basement renovation challenges and how to tackle them.\n

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typical challenges of basement

Typical Challenges of Basement

Renovations and What to Do About Them

Just like every other project, there are lots of challenges that come with basement

renovation. So the following are some basic basement renovation challenges and

how to tackle them.

Challenge 1-Low Beams

The reason why basements have low lights is that the windows are often too low to

get in contact with daylight. Therefore maximizing ceiling height becomes your only

alternative to avoiding such occurrence but however achieving this is not an easy

feat thanks to low beams or ductwork. Therefore to address this issue you have to

do the following:

You'll need the services of a mechanical contractor to restructure your

basement layout.

On the other hand, get a good contractor to replace your beams because

you'll need a higher and stronger beam.

Challenge 2-Posts in Awkward Locations

When you have posts in awkward positions in your basement it ruins the beauty and

convenience of the place. The fact is, posts are the shoulders on which the load of

the entire structure is resting. Therefore what this implies is that you can't just

remove them without an impact on the entire structure. So how do you solve the

problem of posts in awkward positions?

You have to make sure that you undertake a redesign of the support system, and

that exercise can cost you a fortune.

You can also make provision for a double beam or some high-end structural beam to

be installed in place of post.

Challenge 3-Musty Smells in the Area

it s a well documented fact that moist

It's a well-documented fact that moist is one of the most dreaded and destructive

factors of the basement, and it can be easily felt through the smell it exudes.

Therefore while undergoing your basement renovation, ensure that you put the

necessary mechanisms in place to combat this smell. These steps include:

Identifying the item in the basement that exudes the moist smell. Wash, clean

or replaced them if necessary.

Try and find out the source of moisture and fix it in order to stop further

damage and smell.

Map out a routine inspection to be carried out by a mould tackling company.

This will enable you to easily spot out mould cases.

Challenge 4-Cracking in the Foundation Walls or Flooring

Cracking in foundation walls or floors are common things in buildings. This is

because the structure is always exposed to different temperature and environmental

condition which most times causes it to contract or expand. So when this happens to

your building you might start to witness cases of moisture creeping into your

basement.

So what you have to do to address the cracking foundation or floor challenge is to,

first of all, identify the degree of the crack and then call in a foundation repair

specialist to address the issue.

In conclusion, You have to note that, identifying and tackling this challenges in time

will save you a lot of damage especially in the case of a cracking foundation or wall.

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