Cold basements are a common affliction in Duluth homes, but just because they're common doesn't mean its something you need to deal with. We have many options for insulating and finishing a basement. Imagine going downstairs to do your laundry and not needing slippers and an extra layer of clothing.
Our different insulating options leave the basement looking much more bright and clean. In this case, the customer chose to have spray foam insulation applied to the walls, but we offer options to professionally finish the basement if the goal is to create more square footage while insulating.
The customer had been concerned with insulation in the past, but with our home energy audit we were able to help our customer see what the most effective solution would be for their specific circumstances. We aim to ensure that customers are not insulating their home in a wasteful way that does not actually affect the efficiency of the home.
In addition to insulating our customer's homes we also do waterproofing. More information on this can be found at our other site http://foundationrepairduluth.com
Typical wisdom says not to store items against basement walls due to the moisture that accumulates in these areas. With properly insulated basement walls the condensation that occurs on cold basement walls will no longer be of a concern. If the basement is fairly damp it may be appropriate to consider one of our dehumidifiers. Ask your specialist about what sets our dehumidifier far above the other options.
Having a basement that's both bright and comfortable is something that we can accomplish with a layer of spray foam insulation. Imagine entering your basement and seeing clean white walls.
Prior to insulating the basement, it is important to get any foundation concerns addressed prior to covering over the foundation. Our specialists are all trained in foundation repair and can aid in addressing concerns that may need to be dealt with prior to insulating the basement.
Many foundation walls have become the home to a variety of pipes, vents, and hoses. Fortunately, we are experienced in working around or removing the appropriate pipes, vents, hoses, and even appliances so that we complete proper insulation around the perimeter of the home.
One issue we often find in cold basements is the problem with inefficient windows. DBS Residential Solutions offers options appropriate for many different situations so that homeowners can gain efficiency across their entire home.
This area is a common point for energy loss in a home. When insulating the home it is almost always necessary to include the rim joist because of how effective it is.
In this situation, the customer chose to insulate the basement with spray foam insulation. In addition to this, many ceilings spaces needed to be insulated.
There was an old drain pipe from the gutters in the basement that needed to be removed, then we spray foam the penetrations. The Unsheathed porch ceiling which was really an eyebrow roof on the back side of the dormer facing towards the garage was a small area to get into and needed to be completed using a combination of rigid foam, spray foam, and cellulose insulation. When dense packing the two long sloped ceilings on either side of the dormer facing towards the garage we needed to be careful around the knob and tube wiring to make sure we did not disconnect it or short it out by bumping it with the dense packing hose. In the end, we provided the customer with the necessary solution to make the home more comfortable and air-tight.