Prior to the 1960s, finished basements were practically unheard of in Massachusetts. Basements were a place to store tools and summer furniture and your grandmother’s homemade jam. They were a damp dark place that we didn’t enter unless we needed something that was stored down there. But as the real estate market in Massachusetts has changed, people are staying put in their houses longer. Grown children are either living with mom and dad longer or moving back home. People are finding that they need more space in their current homes. Finished basements are the answer. You’ve already got the foundation and the walls and the plumbing and the electric. A finished basement costs far less than an addition.
What’s more… finished basements add resale value to your home. Be smart about the use of this extra space and you’ll increase the value of your home by a tidy sum. Think home office or family room or workout room. Your entire basement need not be finished but – while you’re at it – improving upon your basement storage is a bonus that potential buyers will be sure to like.
NE Dry Basements can help you plan to best utilize your space. First things first, we’ll take care of any areas that leak or allow dampness or humidity inside. We’ll build curtain drains and replace your windows and take care of any hatchway leaks or foundation cracks. We’ll install basement dehumidifiers or sump pump systems, if needed. Then, we’ll create a finished space that you’ll enjoy for years to come, working with you to stay within your budget while best utilizing the space available.
If your Massachusetts basement is wet or damp or moldy or it leaks, we can fix it. If you need more living space but you’re on a budget, we can turn your underutilized basement into a finished basement.
Call us for your free estimate on basement finishing.
New England Dry Basements of Eastern and Central Massachusetts: 508-736-3371
New England Dry Basements of Western Massachusetts: 413-297-3080