For many, the unnaturally warm winter that has come to the DC Metro area this year has made them forget that spring is just around the corner. Though it may feel like fall never left, spring is rapidly approaching, and with it will come rain, blooming flowers, and annual spring cleaning rituals. Spring is also a time many homeowners begin thinking about remodeling or renovation projects. If your home requires residential waterproofing services, waiting until spring downpours arrive may be far too late. In order to stay ahead of the springtime rush and rainy season, it is important to start planning your home’s upcoming renovation projects now. Below are a couple steps to help you get started.
Determine Your Vision
Residential waterproofing is a worthwhile service that adds value to your home and helps protect its contents from excessive moisture, mold, and flooding. Waterproofing services also go well with a number of other projects that may come to mind more immediately when you consider a springtime remodel or renovation. Begin brainstorming your spring project in the winter months, and consider multiple projects that complement each other well, such as pairing waterproofing with finishing a storage room or basement. By thinking about renovations and remodels on a larger scale, you can save a great deal of money, and time than what would have otherwise been spent by getting things done piecemeal.
Research and Schedule Professional Consultation
If you wait until spring to get started researching potential contractors and service providers to complete your residential waterproofing job, you may find it difficult to find a service provider that is both available and can meet your standards for quality. Begin researching potential residential waterproofing providers in the winter months. By comparing services, and receiving several estimates for your project, you will be best informed to choose the company that will be able to complete your job at the time and budget you desire.
Lay the Groundwork
Getting ahead on any project is always a good idea, and will only make a contractor’s job easier once they are on site. If your project requires any simple demolition or removal of appliances, it is okay to complete these steps on your own. Look for easy ways to prepare for the project, such as moving large appliances such as washers and dryers, pulling up old carpet, removing light fixtures, or adding protective padding to valuable unmoveable components.
Consider Financing Options and Budgets
If your renovation or residential waterproofing project will require a small loan or other financing mechanism, it is best to talk to a bank or loan provider early on to assure that money will be in place for the project in a timely manner. If you have already received an estimate from a contractor, this will go a long way in helping you determine the budget for your project, and the scope of work you would like completed for your springtime renovation. A reliable estimate will help you determine if you need to scale-down or scale-up your project, and whether or not you need to consider alternative financing mechanisms, such as a loan or refinancing your home.
Scale-up for Value
When applying for a loan to finance the cost of your renovation, remodel, or residential waterproofing, banks and lenders will want to be assured your project will add value to your home. Projects that add obvious value to a home are more attractive to lenders, and will most likely receive better loan terms. Residential waterproofing in the winter or spring is a sure-fire way to add value to your home, and waterproofing can be coupled with other projects. Consider pairing a waterproofing project with a basement remodel, roof repair, or finishing an unfinished room such as an attic or basement. Coupling projects together is a great way to lower project costs when compared to what the work would cost if done separately at different times.
Give Us A Call To Learn More
Dirt Connections offers years of experience in helping homeowners with the advanced planning and execution of residential waterproofing projects, home remodels, or renovations, and would be more than happy to visit your home for a free estimate today. Don’t wait until springtime showers turn your home into a swimming pool, or excessive moisture ruins your stored valuables. Contact Dirt Connections’ team of skilled residential waterproofing professionals by phone or online toda7.