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If you are planning to convert your basement to a living space, either as a media room, game room, home office or just place to work on your hobby, one of the important aspect to evaluate is the height of your basement. Most building codes require that finished ceiling height of a habitable room to have at least 7.5 ft of clearance. It's measured from finished floor to the lowest part of the the ceiling. If there are lower areas near the walls, at least there should be 4ft by 4ft space in the center which meets the height criteria. If pipes or ducts are contributing to this lesser height you can always move them around to create the regulated height. Depending on the state you live this limitation may not be applicable for certain types of rooms such as a game room or a wine cellar. Our basement servicemen can help you figure out these building limitations and will let you know what's possible and what's not.
Just like an upholstery or electronics of a car interior could be great, but if someone skimmed on the windshield sealing, it just needs one strong rain to turn your beautiful car to a indoor pool. Basement remodeling also could be considered as that. I have seen a beautiful basement media rooms go through extensive drywall repairs due to water leaks, because the contractor who built the media room didn't do proper due diligence. A basement specialist could be very skilled and capable, however, it really helps to have a foundational knowledge of the project so you know what questions to ask - initially, during and after the project - especially before you settle. During the inspection of your basement, one smart thing you could do is walk with the person and try to understand different aspects or the problems in the basement. Chances are you will notice and learn things you never had any idea of. Since we direct 2-3 matching companies for your project, after talking to them you would have a pretty good idea about the process. By the time you end up talking to 2-3 basement companies, you will have pretty good idea what needs to be done as well as whether you should do it immediately. It's not like every thing has to be done immediately or at once. So, there is nothing to loose or any obligation you would be bound to, fill in some details and let our Portland companies to help you get started.
Basements are a specialized area of your home and any project to do with remodeling or protection needs to be handled by experienced and qualified basement pros. A plumbing pro could specialize on just water proofing the basement, then we can channel one of these guys than a remodeling company which may specialize on multiple basement projects. The difference is you will likely to get a lower estimation for the former contractor. Now, if you are thinking of a remodeling project as the primary initiative and along with that you want to waterproof your basement, then we can put you in touch with a full service basement remodeling company. When you are fill in the details of the project, you could specify this.