If you’re considering a basement finishing project, one thing you might be questioning right this moment will be the important things about a professional basement plan. In any major construction project, this is regarded as an utter requirement. In fact, without professional plans stamped by way of a licensed architect and/or engineer, you’ll be also struggling to obtain a permit! But with a basement finishing project, many owners think the size and style and complexity in the project doesn’t warrant construction plans.
Well, consider this to be…
Your basement finishing project will probably involve the efforts of 50+ individuals: you, your basement finishing contractor, his employees, and subcontractors, designers, city officials, etc. Your vision for your finished project is paramount in importance towards the vision of the others. Yet without plans that can effectively communicate this vision, you take the potential risk of being disappointed.
Another consideration could be the cost of a mistake. Mistakes will occur in the course of a basement finishing project. A mistake obviously due to the error or inadequacy of a contractor could be his responsibility. But a blunder occurring as a result of ineffective communication will likely be the responsibility of the homeowner.
Finally (and you will love this), an experienced will have multiple tricks of the trade for hiding unsightly beams, pipes, posts, etc. which are always present in a basement. Making your basement look and feel as being a part of the house (instead of your basement), is worth every penny.
From the get-go, we decided that plans were an absolute must. A few homeowners didn’t want to buy them. We felt the finished product, as well as the, must reduce mistakes far outweighed the expense of professional plans, so we started including them for free. You need professional plans for the basement project. See if your contractor will give you them for free. If not, consider spending money on them yourself. The mistakes you’ll save will far outweigh the charge.