Archive for the ‘Finishing Basement Walls’ Category

Basement Wall Products for Every Purpose

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

If you’re looking to finish your basement, you’ve probably considered using drywall to cover the walls, perhaps with fiberglass insulation batts. Unfortunately, these products perform very poorly in the basement environment, where mold and moisture can cause significant damage to traditional building materials. At Total Basement Finishing, we have quality basement wall panels that prevent […]

Use Your Basement for More than Just Storage

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Your basement doesn’t have to be just a dark dungeon where you store your Christmas decorations. Finishing your basement can actually give you more benefits than you may think. Not only can you add more living space and increase the market value of your home, it can also increase your home’s energy efficiency! Obstacles like low ceilings, […]

Don’t Waste Your Space!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Do you have an unfinished basement that is dying to have a makeover? Finishing your basement offers more benefits than you may think. Not only will you add more living space and increase the value of your home, but it can also make your home more energy efficient! The Total Basement Finishing System (TBF) offers […]

Basement Walls: Do it Once, Do it Right, Make it Green.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

It is a common occurrence all over the US: beautifully (and expensively) finished basements turned uninhabitable by dampness, strong musty odors, and mold infestation.Sensitive people have developed unexplainable allergies and upper respiratory symptoms and millions of dollars a year spent in mold remediation, and replacement of moldy drywall, insulation and studs.Expensive flood cleanups remove tons […]

Picking the Best Basement Wall Products

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard As the real estate slump continues to worsen and homes become more and more difficult to sell, homeowners are finding that the best option for gaining more living space for their family is to finish the basement.  In response to this ever-increasing trend, many companies are designing wall panels especially for use […]

Steps to Remodeling the Basement

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard A Monster in your Basement Imagine this:  Your floor upstairs experiences leaking each time it rains.  Water flows from every crack and crevice in the walls and puddles all over the floor.  Even when there’s no rain at all, it always seems to be damp, humid, and musty up there.  if you […]

Basement Refinishing Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Remodeling a basement can be a difficult job. How differently should you treat it compared to any other room in your house? Follow these do’s and don’ts and you’ll be well on your way to a nicely refinished basement that you’ll be pleased with for a long time. Do: Eliminate moisture problems […]

Tainted Drywall Warning

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione For the past couple of months, news outlets have been buzzing with stories of homeowners in southern states including Florida, Louisiana and Alabama that are feeling the negative effects of tainted drywall in their homes. After tremendous flooding from hurricanes in 2005 and 2006 made the need for drywall in the south […]

Basement Finishing Systems

Monday, July 25th, 2011

By Elizabeth Gormley In many homes, the basement is a cold, dark storage space with concrete floors that’s more than a little bit spooky.  But with today’s basement finishing systems, it’s possible to transform this scary area into a warm and welcoming place as bright as any room upstairs.  Basement finishing works like adding another […]

Be Wary of Drywall

Friday, July 15th, 2011

by Francine Maglione Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? You may be doing Mother Nature a favor by avoiding drywall when finishing your basement. The Los Angeles Times reported that waste drywall takes up a tremendous amount of space in landfills. The process used to manufacture drywall can also have consequences. Mining the gypsum used […]