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Remodeling your basement with the Total Basement Finishing (TBF) system is super GREEN! You’ll be gaining extra living space without building an addition that takes up valuable yard space and requires more lumber and energy-intensive building materials (concrete, asphalt shingles, etc.). Our finishing process will make your basement more comfortable and improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.
The materials we use contain recycled content and no hazardous formaldehyde. Our finishing products won’t be damaged by moisture or attract mold. In fact, they easily outlast “off-the-shelf” products that must be replaced when damaged by moisture, mold & hard use. Longevity is another green feature!
Quality 1st Basements is a certified installer of the Total Basement Finishing system - green products that will last you a lifetime. We offer free quotes throughout the New Jersey area, including Trenton, Brick, Ridgewood, Clifton, Essex Fells, Union City, Passaic and many areas nearby. Call or e-mail us today to get started!
The first step to a healthy basement is keeping the basement dry. Proper ventilation can help improve air quality and prevent mold growth. If your basement is damp all the time, or you get water in the basement, a waterproofing system and dehumidifier can protect against moisture and help prevent mold.
When finishing your basement, it's best to avoid using wallpaper, carpet, and other organic materials that can trap moisture and allow for mold growth. Instead, consider Total Basement Finishing's basement-friendly wall, ceiling and flooring options, which are warrantied against moisture and mold damage. Tearing out basement materials damaged by mold & moisture also adds to the volume of waste we deposit in landfills – another important environmental issue. The eco-friendly products in our basement finishing system include long-standing warranties against moisture damage.
By using the right basement products, you can reduce your energy costs and turn your basement into a comfortable living space. Total Basement Finishing offers products that not only make your basement look great, but that improve efficiency too. From insulated wall and flooring options to low-energy basement windows and ENERGY STAR dehumidifiers - we have all the solutions you need for a better basement!
Many of the products in our basement finishing system are manufactured from recyclable materials and are free from harmful chemicals. Click on the images below to learn why Total Basement Finishing products are a great fit for your green basement remodeling project.
Energy Efficient, recyclable, long-lasting, responsible manufacturing: The Total Basement Finishing line of remodeling products is the green basement finishing answer you've been looking for!
To get started with a free estimate, call us or send them an e-mail today! We proudly serve Staten Island, Edison, Jersey City and surrounding areas of New Jersey.
EverLast™ Basement Walls include 2 1/2 inches of R-13 closed-cell insulation, saving you up to $400/year on your heating and cooling bills.
Made with HCFC blowing agents, EverLast™ Wall Panel's closed-cell polystyrene insulation is 94% less ozone-depleting than standard CFC blowing agents used in other products. This insulation may be reused for various applications.
The 1/2" hard-panel wallboard consists of 95% certified recycled materials. Together, the insulation and wallboard combine to produce a far greener alternative to hard-to-recycle drywall and fiberglass products used in other basement finishing systems.
All plastic compounds used to create MillCreek laminate flooring have been created with post-consumer products, and their plastic is fully recyclable. It has been tested to have a ozone layer destroying index of 0.
It contains no lead, cadmium, mercury, or formaldehyde in its design. And its waterproof design will never promote rot or mold growth.
MillCreek flooring should outlast several generations of wood basement flooring, saving many generations of wood floor waste from production.
All plastic compounds used to create ThermalDry® tiled flooring and sub floor matting are created with post-consumer products, and their plastic compounds are fully recyclable.
Installing ThermalDry® floor matting eliminates the need for several generations of wood sub flooring, as it should last many times longer.
Installing ThermalDry® also creates a thermal break on your basement floor, making the surface 8-10 degrees warmer than the cold concrete below.
TBF Drop Ceiling Tiles create an environmentally friendly alternative to drywall ceiling options-- no known adverse effects on the ecology are known. Unlike traditional tiles that grow mold and sag in the middle, our ceiling tiles have a 30-year no-sag no-mold written warranty.
Drop Ceilings are ideal for the full range of energy-efficient lighting, including fluorescent lighting, halogen lights, LED lighting, and other options.
Our dropped ceilings are installed on a recyclable metal framing in your home that will stay strong for decades to come.
This SaniDry™ XP is an ENERGY STAR® rated basement dehumidifier. Capable of removing 110 pints of water from a basement each day, it's three times more efficient than well-known hardware store models.
The SaniDry™ includes an air filtration system that filters particles out as small as 2 microns, keeping your space healthy and clean. An automatic digital on/off feature allows you to set it and forget it.
This basement dehumidifier is powerful enough for ductwork, allowing you to install it in a closet or utility area, where it ducts dry air into your finished space.
EverLast™ Basement Windows feature an all-vinyl design that will never corrode, need paint, rot, or support mold growth. Their sleek design helps to eliminate energy-wasting drafts often associated with other designs.
These windows have an insulative R-rating of 2.94, making them more than 30% more energy efficient than traditional single-paned, steel-framed basement windows.
Two panes of Low-E glass help to promote solar gain in the winter and limit it in the summer, keeping your basement warm during cold months, and cooler during the summer.
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