If you decide to buy a home with an unfinished basement, you can generally save money on the purchase price because finished basements simply fetch a higher price due to their finished nature. However, most unfinished basements do not receive much care and maintenance, which leads to more issues. It is ideal to invest in basement structural repair before you turn the space into a workplace.
Moisture in your basement is an issue that you do not want to have, but with structural issues, you will likely have to deal with moisture problems that have to be resolved before taking on other projects. By getting structural repair, you will help the structure prevent moisture penetration.
After you have taken care of the structural issues, you still need to get waterproofing to make sure your basement is not at risk of future moisture-related problems. It is an essential part of maintaining your basement because without waterproofing, you are bound to have moisture issues in the future.
Once you have protected yourself from potential mold growth, you can start with getting your office put together. Most unfinished basements need some kind of work to function as an office or workplace. Fortunately, a basement is a blank canvas that you can turn into a highly productive space.
By dedicating the entire basement to work, you can actually write it off on your taxes. Also, it is possible to deduct some of the money that you invest in getting the space ready for work.
If you have any questions about structural repair or waterproofing, contact us.