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BASEMENT REMODELING & FOUNDATION REPAIR Basement finishing or remodeling can be a better value than moving

Always dreamed of having a man cave? Looking to carve out a little space for a craft room? Need a playroom to hide the kids’ mess?

In the past, many homeowners would have considered moving in order to gain the additional space they want or need. But instead of moving up to a more expensive home or neighborhood, more homeowners take advantage of the space they already have through basement finishing and basement remodeling.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry reports that 26 of respondents to a recent poll plan to stay put for the next 16 to 20 years because of home values that plummeted during the recent recession. Another 23 percent expect to remain at least 10 years in their current homes.

According to the most recent figures provided by the National Association of Realtors, basement finishing or basement remodeling can offer a 67 percent return on investment for those who eventually sell their homes.

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2011-12 Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost for basement finishing or basement remodeling is about $66,371 in the East North Central area of the United States, which includes the Chicago area.

Always dreamed of having a man cave? Looking to carve out a little space for a craft room? Need a playroom to hide the kids’ mess?

In the past, many homeowners would have considered moving in order to gain the additional space they want or need. But instead of moving up to a more expensive home or neighborhood, more homeowners take advantage of the space they already have through basement finishing and basement remodeling.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry reports that 26 of respondents to a recent poll plan to stay put for the next 16 to 20 years because of home values that plummeted during the recent recession. Another 23 percent expect to remain at least 10 years in their current homes.

According to the most recent figures provided by the National Association of Realtors, basement finishing or basement remodeling can offer a 67 percent return on investment for those who eventually sell their homes.

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2011-12 Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost for basement finishing or basement remodeling is about $66,371 in the East North Central area of the United States, which includes the Chicago area.

NARI reports that many homeowners are looking beyond simple basement finishing with drywall. They are creating specialized spaces, such as yoga studios and wine cellars with tasting rooms.

Style-wise, many homeowners are willing to spend the money on architectural touches to integrate the style of the basement finishing or basement remodeling with the rest of the house. Some splurge on majestic stairways, stylish mood lighting and windows that usher in nearly as much daylight as those on the floors above grade.

However, NARI President Dean Herriges warns homeowners to carefully match projects, such as basement finishing or basement remodeling, to their lifestyle needs.

“Make sure that whatever your adding is going to be something that you really intend to use, otherwise the space will end up being underutilized and make you unhappy,” he said.

Whatever your style, need or budget, Cover Up Window Wells, Inc., can help homeowners achieve the style and value they seek in their basement finishing or basement remodeling projects.

Basement waterproofing and foundation repair helps stability of structure

Your home likely is your largest investment, and the stability of the basement or foundation is key to maintaining the durability of the entire structure. However, sometimes homeowners are unaware their home is in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair until they notice moisture on the walls or odors from mold and mildew.

According to The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the moisture that finds its way into the walls of homes that need basement waterproofing and foundation repair is released from the soil after rain or snow melt. The water finds its way into the basement interior through cracks.

The problems that can be caused by moisture include peeling paint, building rot and termite infestations.

Additionally, homes that require basement waterproofing and foundation repair can be unhealthy for their inhabitants. Dampness and the toxic molds and mildew they encourage can lead to respiratory problems for those living in homes in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair.

The value of a home in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair can deteriorate because of widening cracks that weaken the integrity of the overall structure. According to the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors, the value of a home in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair can plummet 10 to 15 percent.

Your home likely is your largest investment, and the stability of the basement or foundation is key to maintaining the durability of the entire structure. However, sometimes homeowners are unaware their home is in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair until they notice moisture on the walls or odors from mold and mildew.

According to The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the moisture that finds its way into the walls of homes that need basement waterproofing and foundation repair is released from the soil after rain or snow melt. The water finds its way into the basement interior through cracks.

The problems that can be caused by moisture include peeling paint, building rot and termite infestations.

Additionally, homes that require basement waterproofing and foundation repair can be unhealthy for their inhabitants. Dampness and the toxic molds and mildew they encourage can lead to respiratory problems for those living in homes in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair.

The value of a home in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair can deteriorate because of widening cracks that weaken the integrity of the overall structure. According to the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors, the value of a home in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair can plummet 10 to 15 percent.

Dampness in a home that requires basement waterproofing and foundation repair can be the result of a variety of factors, including improper sealing or grading issues. A professional waterproofer can identify the source of the problem and develop a solution.

Many homeowners may want to try to save money by applying a sealant, patching a crack or applying another temporary solution. But temporary solutions are just that, and in the end, they can cost more money. In fact, NAWSRC reports that only about 20 percent of do-it-yourself solutions are effective in solving problems of basements in need of waterproofing and foundation repair.

And more often than not, they merely cover the symptom rather than dealing with the real cause. Depending on the problem, a professional waterproofer can direct water away from the foundation, install an interior drainage system or apply interior sealants. Extreme situations may require excavation for basement waterproofing and foundation repair.

Regardless of the issue contributing to the wetness of a building in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair, Cover Up Window Wells, Inc., can help homeowners identify and solve the problem, restoring the home to its original condition.

Replacement & New Construction Window Wells

Do you need to replace your deteriorating window well? Maybe you have a new construction project that requires a window well? Are you remodeling your home and adding a basement window and window well?

At Cover Up Window Wells we offer window wells for new construction or remodeling jobs, and we are proud to use only Boman Kemp metal window wells.

A construction standard for over 40 years, the Boman Kemp basement window well – or Easy-Well – is designed to keep earth away from basement windows. In new construction, it bolts directly to the Boman Kemp Easy-Buck or can be bolted to the wall during basement remodeling.

Boman Kemp window wells are unique in that they offer a total solution for meeting egress – or emergency exit – requirements at an affordable price. Our window well installation is guaranteed to meet and exceed all IRC codes pertaining to Egress.

Maximum livable space and low cost are the two top factors homeowners and home buyers consider when building, buying or remodeling a home. In new construction, having the foresight to install basement windows – and properly-designed window wells – gives home buyers the option of utilizing the basement as livable space immediately or in the future. Likewise, when remodeling, homeowners can include basement windows and window wells to expand their livable space into previously unused basements. A properly designed basement window and window well can be a cost-efficient way to open up an otherwise dark and dingy basement.

Our Boman Kemp window well is a top-of-the-line replacement, as well, for existing window wells that have been damaged or are deteriorating and need replacing. Our window wells can fit any terrain and replace any window well design.

Cover Up provides custom grates or window well covers to precisely fit your new Boman Kemp Easy-Well window well. Cover Up can also replace your basement windows with custom-sized maintenance-free energy-efficient vinyl double-pane replacement windows.

Do you need to replace your deteriorating window well? Maybe you have a new construction project that requires a window well? Are you remodeling your home and adding a basement window and window well?

At Cover Up Window Wells we offer window wells for new construction or remodeling jobs, and we are proud to use only Boman Kemp metal window wells.

A construction standard for over 40 years, the Boman Kemp basement window well – or Easy-Well – is designed to keep earth away from basement windows. In new construction, it bolts directly to the Boman Kemp Easy-Buck or can be bolted to the wall during basement remodeling.

Boman Kemp window wells are unique in that they offer a total solution for meeting egress – or emergency exit – requirements at an affordable price. Our window well installation is guaranteed to meet and exceed all IRC codes pertaining to Egress.

Maximum livable space and low cost are the two top factors homeowners and home buyers consider when building, buying or remodeling a home. In new construction, having the foresight to install basement windows – and properly-designed window wells – gives home buyers the option of utilizing the basement as livable space immediately or in the future. Likewise, when remodeling, homeowners can include basement windows and window wells to expand their livable space into previously unused basements. A properly designed basement window and window well can be a cost-efficient way to open up an otherwise dark and dingy basement.

Our Boman Kemp window well is a top-of-the-line replacement, as well, for existing window wells that have been damaged or are deteriorating and need replacing. Our window wells can fit any terrain and replace any window well design.

Cover Up provides custom grates or window well covers to precisely fit your new Boman Kemp Easy-Well window well. Cover Up can also replace your basement windows with custom-sized maintenance-free energy-efficient vinyl double-pane replacement windows.

Egress Window Wells

Does your basement includes livable space, like a bedroom? If so, did you know there are IRC codes pertaining to egress or emergency exit that every existing home or new construction project has to meet? The size and design of your window well is a safety issue.

At Cover Up Window Wells, we can replace your existing window well to meet all IRC codes pertaining to egress. If you are remodeling your basement or doing an addition, a properly-designed window well that meets IRC code is a requirement.

Cover Up Window Wells can handle your new installation or replacement window well using the Boman Kemp metal window wells.

Boman Kemp window wells are unique in that they offer a total solution for meeting egress – or emergency exit – requirements at an affordable price. Our window well installation is guaranteed to meet and exceed all IRC codes pertaining to egress.

A construction standard for over 40 years, the Boman Kemp basement window well – or Easy-Well – is designed to keep earth away from basement windows. In new construction, it bolts directly to the Boman Kemp Easy-Buck or can be bolted to the wall during basement remodeling.

Maximum livable space and low cost are the two top factors homeowners and home buyers consider when building, buying or remodeling a home. In new construction, having the foresight to install basement windows – and properly-designed window wells – gives home buyers the option of utilizing the basement as livable space immediately or in the future. Likewise, when remodeling, homeowners can include basement windows and window wells to expand their livable space into previously unused basements. A properly designed basement window and window well can be a cost-efficient way to open up an otherwise dark and dingy basement.

Our Boman Kemp window well is a top-of-the-line replacement, as well, for existing window wells that have been damaged or are deteriorating and need replacing. Our window wells can fit any terrain and replace any window well design.

Cover Up Window Wells provides custom grates or window well covers to precisely fit your new Boman Kemp Easy-Well window well. Cover Up can also replace your basement windows with custom-sized maintenance-free energy-efficient vinyl double-pane replacement windows.

Does your basement includes livable space, like a bedroom? If so, did you know there are IRC codes pertaining to egress or emergency exit that every existing home or new construction project has to meet? The size and design of your window well is a safety issue.

At Cover Up Window Wells, we can replace your existing window well to meet all IRC codes pertaining to egress. If you are remodeling your basement or doing an addition, a properly-designed window well that meets IRC code is a requirement.

Cover Up Window Wells can handle your new installation or replacement window well using the Boman Kemp metal window wells.

Boman Kemp window wells are unique in that they offer a total solution for meeting egress – or emergency exit – requirements at an affordable price. Our window well installation is guaranteed to meet and exceed all IRC codes pertaining to egress.

A construction standard for over 40 years, the Boman Kemp basement window well – or Easy-Well – is designed to keep earth away from basement windows. In new construction, it bolts directly to the Boman Kemp Easy-Buck or can be bolted to the wall during basement remodeling.

Maximum livable space and low cost are the two top factors homeowners and home buyers consider when building, buying or remodeling a home. In new construction, having the foresight to install basement windows – and properly-designed window wells – gives home buyers the option of utilizing the basement as livable space immediately or in the future. Likewise, when remodeling, homeowners can include basement windows and window wells to expand their livable space into previously unused basements. A properly designed basement window and window well can be a cost-efficient way to open up an otherwise dark and dingy basement.

Our Boman Kemp window well is a top-of-the-line replacement, as well, for existing window wells that have been damaged or are deteriorating and need replacing. Our window wells can fit any terrain and replace any window well design.

Cover Up Window Wells provides custom grates or window well covers to precisely fit your new Boman Kemp Easy-Well window well. Cover Up can also replace your basement windows with custom-sized maintenance-free energy-efficient vinyl double-pane replacement windows.