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However, I do want to qualify this with one stipulation. If, and that’s a big IF, you are not going to use the basement as a livable space and more of a storage area that you don’t really plan to do any form of entertaining or playing in, then you could save yourself a few bucks and paint the floor. Other than that, there are way to many nicer options out there for you.
It is more than important, it is necessary, to wear protective clothing when applying expanding foam insulation. If you get foam insulation on your hands or face it will NOT wash off.; you will have to wait until it wears off. A painter’s body uniform works well and is low cost and replaceable after a few uses. Gloves and a mask are also necessary. The mask should be the type with filters, not a simple cloth over the mouth. Also wear a hat. You can thank me later.
Kemiko, which has been selling acid-based chemical stains for more than 30 years, has an extensive list of concrete cleaning products posted on its web site () as a handy reference for contractors and do-it-yourselfers. We have a lot of professional applicators of our chemical stains, and as they discover new cleaning products, they call us and we try them out, says Sargent, explaining how the list was compiled.
Before embarking on a basement conversion, get serious about waterproofing. If water periodically wells up between the slab and foundation wall, or there are cracks in the foundation, you will need to call in a contractor or basement waterproofing company for advice. They will be able to tell you whether the source of water is an easy one to stem—it can be as simple as gutters and downspouts not doing their jobs—or whether it’s more serious.