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Save Time & Money

With Basement Epoxy Flooring

If you are currently dealing with a dark and gloomy basement, you could feel lost on where to start when it comes to bringing your basement to life. Well, we have found the best place to start your basement remodel is with the flooring. The basement is a moist and humid setting, so traditional flooring systems like carpet or hardwood will see a short service life in the basement but there is a coating that can last in the basement and even reduce the amount of moisture in your underground dwelling, basement epoxy! Basement epoxies have been known to last upwards of 20 years in the basement, offering daily and long term benefits. Want to know how basement epoxy can save you time and money? You can find out how down below!
Basement Waterproofing
What most homeowners claim to be the most important benefit of basement epoxy is that it can waterproof your concrete foundation. When using a professional contractor, you can ensure that a proper seal has been placed over the slab not only protecting your foundation from water damage but also eliminating water seepage from the concrete, where it is most common. While you can feel the difference between a waterproof basement and a bare slabbed basement immediately, there are also long term benefits to be had from basement waterproofing. For example, the likelihood of wooden supports becoming warped or rotted from water damage will significantly reduce, saving you money on costly repairs in the future and keeping you safe from rotted floorboards!
Affordable Maintenance
Epoxies are most commonly used in garages and commercial facilities for their simplistic maintenance but that doesn’t change when they are placed in the basement! Thanks to the seamless and nonporous design of resinous flooring, you won’t have to worry about spilled drinks or other liquids that are dropped on the flooring causing stains. While this will keep your epoxy like new for its lifetime, regular maintenance is also extremely simplistic. All that is required for regular maintenance is a soft bristle broom or dust mop to remove dust, dirt, and debris from the surface followed by a mop paired with a PH neutral cleaner to keep your topcoat in good condition. Unlike wood, there are no waxes or polishes required for the maintenance of epoxy, saving you money in the long run.
Resistance To Bacteria
If you ever had an infestation of mold or mildew, you know just how expensive an abatement can become. In most cases, drywall and insulation will have to be replaced, bleach and paint will have to be sprayed to kill the infestation and then you will have to put it all back together, costing a pretty penny. If your home has a musty basement, mold and mildew are extremely common and if left untreated, can spread to your home, causing health hazards. But, epoxy flooring offers the benefit of being resistant to the growth or habitability for waterborne bacteria like mold, mildew and even fungi as its surface is nonporous, seamless and non-breathable.
DIY Or Professional
With all of the DIY videos on the internet, you might believe that the installation of epoxy is an easy and straightforward process. While this can be the case on new concrete, that is not the case at all in the basement. Basement epoxies require a bone dry concrete slab to be properly installed and if it isn’t installed correctly, the entire system will have to be replaced as it cannot be repaired. If you mess up installing your epoxy, you will have to pay a professional even more to come to remove the epoxy, reprepare the concrete and install another epoxy system, almost doubling what it would have costed to use a contractor in the first place. Contractors can also have your epoxy installed much faster than you could, especially if you have no experience working with the material. In most cases, a contractor can have the system installed in as little as 3 days and ready for use!
Well, there you have it, how basement epoxy flooring can save you time and money! We hope that you have found this article useful in your process of renovating your basement or in your quest to get it ready for winter! We leave you with only the best wishes on all of your home improvements to come!