It’s dark and you’re running down the stairs to grab your golf clubs from the basement. The day is gorgeous and after the last week of crazy rainfall, all you want to do is go outside and enjoy it. Splash! Not again! This time you swear you’re getting it fixed and you’re finally going to be able to use your basement.
Dan and Rebecca’s basement remodel started out in a similar fashion. Knowing they wanted to do a basement remodel the next year they visited the Rochester Area Builders Home Show and met us, Paveman Designs. What they wanted was something to help with moisture problems, deal with that musty smell they never could seem to get rid of, and provide a beautiful space their whole family could enjoy. They dreamed of turning their downstairs space into another level of living area complete with a family room, bedroom, bathroom, and playroom for their daughter.
After their first appointment with us, they worked closely with our team to plan the floor of their dreams. This floor was going to last them a lifetime and it needed to be perfect. They chose to do one of our Radiant Marble Floors throughout the main living space and then just a solid color in the playroom, laundry room, utility room, and closets.
The process went smoothly, with the crew making the necessary repairs before diamond grinding the floor to create the perfect surface for the coating to bind to. After the prep work was done a lighter vapor barrier was applied to fix the moisture and smell problems. From there, the custom Radiant Marble coating was applied with a traction additive in the top coat to help keep the floor from getting slippery under their daughters feet.
A year later after a spring/summer of heavy rain the vapor barrier began to fail. We came back and evaluated the situation and we came to the conclusion that a stronger vapor barrier was necessary along with a few suggestions for landscape improvements to prevent future water issues. We ground the coating off and used a much stronger vapor barrier to hold back the water the second time around. Dan and Rebecca were even more in love with the second floor than the first. Here at Paveman Designs we stand by our work and the customer always comes first.