The Do’s & Do Not’s Of Finishing Your Basement | Stamford Moms

Finishing your basement is a big investment that will ultimately increase your home’s value. With a big investment comes with many questions of what you should and shouldn’t do when selecting the best company to perform the work. So, Connecticut Basement Systems is giving us some Do’s and Do Not’s for finishing your basement.

Total Basement Finishing is a division of Connecticut Basement Systems. They say, “We strive to ensure all of our customers are fully aware of the scope of the project!”


Waterproof First! There is nothing worse in our industry than when a basement is completely finished and then one rain storm gets the finished basement wet. This is why we highly recommend waterproofing your basement first. Luckily, our parent company, Connecticut Basement Systems, are the experts in waterproofing basements. Our trained Sales Reps can easily identify a water issue in a basement and will always advise to get that taken care of before finishing. Not only are we concerned with the worst-case scenario (a flooded basement) but we also do not like to see any moisture either. Moisture can create an opportunity for mold to grow in the space causing the basement to be unhealthy. Consider Connecticut Basement Systems to waterproof your basement before you finish your basement.

Double-Check Local Building Codes. Every town has different building codes and it is important to discuss the details with your contractor before any installation project is started. Our Total Basement Finishing Sale Reps and Managers are very familiar with the building codes, they are the experts and would be happy to discuss all this information with you.

Consider all Design Options. Since this is a big investment, it is important to know what you want the transformed space to become. At Total Basement Finishing, we offer many design ideas whether you want to have a home theatre, basement bar, basement gym, or just an additional living/relaxing area. The ideas are endless! Our great finishing products support these great design ideas. Our products are moisture and mold resistant and come in variable colors and options. Flooring options come in plank, tile or carpet along with different color options for each. Our wall panels come in an optional paintable version, where you can paint the walls panels any color you want. We are confident that we have the best products to fit your vision!

Above: CT Basement Systems’ Elite Plank Flooring


Overlook the Small Details. With any big project, it is important to not overlook any details, no matter how big or how small. Things to consider include lighting, ductwork, columns, joists and trim. Of course, these can be discussed with our expert Sales Reps and they can review all the details with you, so don’t feel pressured to know absolutely everything in a finishing project. We just want to educate our customers to the fullest of our abilities.

Stress to Figure out every Aspect. As stated above, we do not expect any one to know every detail of the project. That is why we are here to help and guide you to your dream, finished basement. We have intelligent software that will give you an accurate depiction of what the basement will look like structurally, but we give you the freedom to decorate and truly customize the space as you please.

Question the Investment. When finishing your basement, the project, when completed, will significantly add value to your home. Whether you plan on selling your home or not, you will have a beautifully finished space that can be used for almost anything! A finished basement by Total Basement Finishing will not only last long (with our product warranties), but it will be an investment you wish you never questioned!

Interested in finishing your basement now? Give Total Basement Systems a call at (203) 896-8887 or visit them at online to schedule your FREE estimate!

This post is sponsored by CT Basement Systems

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