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Common Basement Problems

Before you begin your basement renovation, take care of any potential problems, so they don't come back to haunt you later.

Moisture

Moisture

Moisture is a common problem in most basements. Due to poor ventilation, basements are often cool and damp. In addition, concrete flooring and cinder block walls are porous, which means they absorb moisture, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow.

When remodeling your basement, choose products specifically designed to resist these biological pollutants. Armstrong makes basement ceiling products with BioBlock®, a treatment that inhibits the spread of mold and mildew.

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Sagging Ceilings

Sagging Ceilings

Excessive moisture in the basement may cause ceiling panels and tiles to sag. Many Armstrong mineral fiber ceilings contain HumiGuard™ Plus, a special back coating, which provides sag resistance.

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Ceiling Access

Ceiling Access

The basement ceiling is typically where water pipes, electric wiring, and ductwork are installed. When finishing your basement, keep in mind you may need access to these systems at some point.

A drop ceiling hides your home’s wires and pipes and provides easy access when needed. Drop ceiling panels are also easy to remove and can even be replaced if one is damaged.

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Structural Features

Before and After Photo Gallery

Structural Features

You can’t change the size of your basement or its structural features, like support beams, low ceilings, or the position of the stairs. So – design around them.

Look at the room scenes in our Before & After images to see how other homeowners have overcome these design challenges to create beautiful living spaces.

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