You’ve got basement questions and we’ve got the answers! No matter how big or small the remodeling is, Allied Remodeling Contractors in Lehi, Utah can tackle your project.
Below are a few of the most frequently asked basement questions that we get from customers like you along with our answers to them. And don’t worry, if you have more questions you can call us at (385) 412-8088 and we will be happy to answer them for you.
1. Do I need a permit to finish my basement in Utah?
If there are any structural changes or if we are adding electrical circuits and new plumbing lines/drains, then yes, you do need a permit to finish your basement in Utah.
2. What is the best material for basement walls?
Drywall is most commonly used. Accent walls are popular and really easy to do over the top of the drywall. If you want a more permanent solution, stone or brick are great options.
3. What can I use for basement walls instead of drywall?
Drywall is a popular building material, but it’s not the only option when it comes to making basement walls. If you’re looking for an alternative to drywall, here are eight common options:
- Wood Planks
- Veneer Plaster
- Lath & Plaster
- Plywood and Sheet Wood
- Texture Wall Panels
- Brick & Masonry
- Exposed Concrete Block
- Cement Board
4. Is paneling good for basement walls?
Paneling is a popular choice for basement walls because it’s inexpensive and easy to work with. But it’s not the best option if you’re looking for insulation. So if you decide to go this route you will want to insulate well, depending on what you use and how tight your gaps are.
5. How much does it cost per square foot to finish a basement in Utah? The average cost to finish a standard-size basement?
HomeGuide has a fairly accurate price chart to give you a pretty good idea. We’re seeing a lot of prices around $44 a square foot for most projects we’re looking at. However, it will ultimately depend on what it is you’re looking to do with your unfinished space.
6. Cost to finish a basement with a bathroom?
A common basement question we get is, “how much does it cost to finish a basement with a bathroom”. Generally, small basements with a bathroom can be as low as $22,000, but we see a lot of basement projects fall between $40,000 – $60,000. It really depends on the size, scope, and level of finish that someone is looking for.
7. What can I cover my concrete basement walls with?
It’s better to frame proper 2×4 walls in front of your concrete walls and to insulate them as well. You should also include a vapor barrier. Once you’ve framed your walls and used the proper vapor barrier and insulation, you can cover the newly framed walls with a variety of products.
8. Do you all install dricore smartwall?
Yes, we can install and build anything! Based on your project needs and goals, we’ll work with you to select the products we recommend or that you prefer. Some products and brands may be new and novel, but not necessarily proven through the test of time. So, be cautious when experimenting with new products. We recommend you discuss options with a licensed Lehi general contractor.
9. How much does it cost to drywall a 1000 sq ft basement?
Need Basement Remodeling? Call Allied Remodeling Contractors!
Allied Remodeling Contractors is your source for basement remodeling services in Utah, so call us now and we’ll set up a free estimate for your project. Whether you’re looking for new basement finishing ideas or wondering how much it costs to finish a basement, we can help. We can answer any basement questions you may have!