Finished Basement Safety
AGM is committed to giving you a finished basement that is not only beautiful and functional but also safe for you and your loved ones. To ensure this, we take a variety of measures for each job we do, including:
AGM Aqua Seal: We use our non-toxic, food grade certified, Aqua Seal to prevent water from seeping through walls, floors and seams. This rubberized paint remains flexible and protective even in cold temperatures which can be an issue for a basement room.
AGM Total Seal for Mold and Rust: With the often-humid environment of a basement, AGM takes special care in prevent mold and rust with our Total Seal treatment. Antibacterial capabilities and moisture blocking properties allow our seal to stop mold on wood elements and metal studs.
AGM Total Seal for Radon: Radon, a radioactive gas that is found naturally in our environment, does not have immediate effects but, instead, builds up in our homes and our bodies causing health risks. The vacuum effect created by the air pressure in your home being lower than that of the soil around it, brings in this gas through cracks in the foundation. To prevent this, AGM uses our Total Seal to eliminate gaps with a 100% gas barrier, so you get a basement you can feel safe, healthy and comfortable in.
Benefits of a Finished Basement
Additional Living Space/Guest Rooms: This is the most obvious benefit and, with our premium construction, we’ll be able to give you living space you and guests will find just as welcoming as the upstairs portion of your home.
Work/Studio Space: Finished basements provide some of the best space for craftsmen and artists. With sound proofing, you’re able to muffle noises from loud machinery like drills and pounding of hammers making this area ideal for do-it-yourselfers. This space is also out of the way while still being a part of the home, so you can more easily achieve life/work balance while still being close to loved ones.
Added Home Value: Along with increasing the actual sale price of your home, a finished basement makes it more attractive to potential buyers. This can be especially important if you find yourself needing to sell during a buyers’ market.
Avoid Zoning Codes: Many areas simply won’t allow you to add certain additions to your home because it would put you too close to your neighbours. A basement finishing may be the only way to get the extra space you need without making a move or fighting through zoning issues.
Rental Income: Looking to lessen the burden of your mortgage? Adding a rental room to your basement is one of the easiest ways to get additional, monthly cash. Whether you plan to become a full-fledged landlord or if you simply want to rent this space to a friend or family member, AGM Basements can help you get the right materials to make this space comfortable, inviting and up to code.
Affordable Alternative to Other Additions: While AGM offers many high-quality products for basement finishing, this is one place in your home where you can use more cost-effective materials. For example, hardwood flooring, one of the most expensive flooring types, often isn’t even a good choice for a basement. Without careful humidity control in your basement, wood is prone to warping. With AGM’s affordable material options, you’ll be able to get more room for less.
When you choose AGM, we’ll walk you through all the material options we have to get you the best items for your needs. Our experts are here to guide you on what will look nice now and hold up after years of use. If you have your heart set on a certain look, we’ll devise a plan for construction and maintenance as needed to ensure your 100% satisfaction.