Our philosophy for building basements is to use the same methods of construction that are used in the upper floors of the house. We will stud out the walls with lumber, insulate the exterior foundation walls and close up the walls and ceiling with drywall. We want to match the existing style of doors, baseboards and casings as the upper floors. Our goal in finishing your basement, is to create a space that equals (or surpasses) the rest of the house. Basements are a great building project because they can be turned into anything; rec room, exercise room, theater, in-law suite, game room…anything.

Common questions:
Q: “Do you guys use permits?”
A: Yes. Always.

Q: “How long does a typical basement project take?”
A: A typical basement (say about 1000 sq.ft.) would take 4-6 weeks. Extra time could be required for specialty features; egress windows, waiting for stone work or custom built Amish pieces.

Q: “Where do you do most of your work?”
A: We are a small remodeling firm. We can only do 1 or 2 basements at a time. Most of our work is in western Cuyahoga county, Lorain and Medina counties. So far this year we have finished basements in Olmsted Twp., Brunswick Hills, Macedonia and Westlake.

Let me know if you think of other questions you would like to ask. Just use this website to send a message or email me directly at ryan@mcmanamonpainting.com