At Rock Solid, we think that one of the best ways to improve your home and add more usable space is through a basement remodel.

In addition to consistently being ranked as an incredible return on investment, they also can add a lot of functionality to your home. 

Read on to learn more about…

  • What basement remodels are 
  • The basement finishing process 
  • Benefits to a remodel
  • Why Rock Solid is a great basement renovation partner


What is a Basement Remodel?

While most homes are built with an unfinished basement, a basement remodel will transform it into a space just like any other in your home. 


We generally categorize our basement renovations into 2 categories:

  • Basement Finishing: Your basement is turned into a leak-free room that’s temperature controlled, will have all piping and ventilation covered, and flooring installed. This is a great option for those who want a simple room for storage or a stable bonus room.
  • Basement Remodel: This is generally defined by adding features such as additional walls, premium flooring, built-ins, advanced lighting, plumbing, or anything else you want for your remodeled basement.


Different options for basement remodels

A basement remodel is similar to a home addition in that it can truly go in any direction you want. We’ve worked with many clients who have a very specific idea in mind for their space. We’ve also worked with plenty of others who just know they want a comfy finished space that they’ll be able to use for a variety of uses through the years. 

Some common remodels include: 

  • Family room or den
  • Home office or study 
  • Child’s playroom 
  • Home gym 
  • Entertainment room 
  • Home bar & billiards room 
  • Additional dwelling unit


Benefits of Basement Remodels

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  • More Space For Your Family: Finishing your basement is more economical than a home addition and adds space for a growing family. They are also incredibly versatile and offer flexibility.
  • Increase Home Value: Homes with finished basements offer more usable space and are attractive to home buyers. There is a reason basement finishing projects usually top the list of best returns on investment for home renovations.
  • Improve Energy Efficiency: Fully waterproof, leak-free basements are air tight and waste less energy than leaky and draft basements. They also maintain a naturally-balanced temperature during the winter and summer extreme temperatures.
  • Protect Against Water Damage: One of the biggest causes of home value depreciation is water damage. Finished basements give your home an added layer of protection.


What are the key steps of a basement remodel?

A key component to remodeling your basement is to ensure it’s fully waterproofed and your foundation is structurally sound prior to starting any work. While a sound structure is important in all types of remodels, working with a remodeler who knows basements is crucial when finishing your basement.



The first step is to completely waterproof your basement. While many homeowners think the concrete foundation is enough to keep rain and groundwater out of their basement, there’s a lot more that’s needed to keep it dry.

When we work on remodels, we’ll come out to your home and complete a full evaluation of your basement. While there are times when the existing basement is completely waterproofed and no work is necessary, we may need to install an active waterproofing system that will divert water away from your foundation.

At Rock Solid, we have extensive experience with waterproofing basements in the Pacific Northwest. No matter your basement’s situation, we’ll work with you to make sure your remodel is built on top of a basement that will stay dry for the long-haul. 



The next step is making your basement presentable. This essentially means hiding the functional parts of your basement so it looks just like any other room. 

This includes…

  • Covering ventilation and piping
  • Professional flooring 
  • Putting up studs, electrical, and drywall 
  • Finishing it off with wood trim and paint

This alone often makes a big difference in the quality and functionality of your space. 



While simply finishing a basement is a big improvement, for spaces that will truly become a big part of your family’s home, remodeling is a great option.

When we work with homeowners to remodel their basements, we help them choose materials, design layouts, and features that will make their room special. We also do all of the coordination with subcontractors that is necessary to make sure the remodel goes off without a hitch.

In the end, we’ll take full responsibility for how your basement remodel turns out and the success of the finished product. 


Why is Rock Solid a great remodeling partner?


At Rock Solid, we take great pride in being a go-to basement waterproofer and floorer in the Portland and Vancouver area. 

Why choose us to remodel your basement?

  • Extensive Experience Waterproofing & Flooring Basements: We know basements. When choosing a contractor, we know you won’t find another partner who has the experience and dedication to waterproofing basements.  
  • 13 Years Of Construction Experience: Be it in basements, crawl spaces, or commercial spaces, the Rock Solid team has been working on construction projects for over 13 years. There isn’t a problem we haven’t faced.
  • Team Members With Extensive Remodeling And General Construction Experience: We know general construction and basement remodels and have experience coordinating with subcontractors to get the job done on-time and on-budget.

In addition to our experience, we’ve built our reputation on honesty, integrity, quality craftsmanship, and setting an unbelievable standard in our field. We know that when you work with us, you’ll be thrilled with not only the finished product, but the entire remodeling experience.


See how a basement remodel can transform your home


We are so excited to be offering basement remodeling to our community and bring our extensive basement waterproofing and construction experience to homes. 

Contact us today to learn more and get started on your remodeling project.