Transforming a Damp, Dark Basement With a Dirt Floor - Now Dry & Clean

The homeowners were tired of their damp, musty basement and the poor air quality due to moisture and dirt floors. Rescon had the perfect solution to end the moisture; encapsulate the area, install a dehumidifier, add a new floor and install a sump pump to ensure water would never leak into the basement again.
The basement before the work began. The homeowners dreaded having to go down into this basement area due to the darkness and the damp musty smell. Having a dirt floor did nothing to entice them.
Walls & space encapsulated, concrete floor poured and set.
Dehumidifier and sump pump installed - this basement is now dry, clean, fresh and the homeowners can now use the space.
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  • Rob Freitag Rob Freitag on Jun 22, 2020

    Can the homeowner DIY this project

  • Sandra Gwin Sandra Gwin on Dec 02, 2020

    What material was used to encapsulate the walls in this basement? Can you build cinder block walls instead?

  • Dorris Tyler Dorris Tyler on Feb 12, 2021

    Do you put anything under the concrete to prevent moisture buildup between the ground in the concrete of the floor

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  • A price for project like this, or any project for that matter, will depend on many factors. The factors include the overall size of the space, the general conditions of the space and the elements of entire solution that will be needed along with the wants and wishes of the homeowner. This project included waterproofing (sump and full drainage) encapsulation, a dehumidification system and a new concrete floor pour in a medium sized space. The project came in under $20,000.00.
  • Ter11257700 Ter11257700 on Nov 01, 2016
    The house I'm buying had a basement that is prepared for cement. How much would it cost?
    • A project like this does not have a one-size fits all solution or price. What exactly are you looking to have done? Do you need a dehumidifier, sump pump, crawlspace encapsulation - all of these? The area that you live in also plays a role in the cost of a project such as this. The project that we showcased above did come in under $20,000.00. If you are in NH or MA, visit our website at and we will be happy to set up a consultation. It is incredibly difficult to quote projects such as this over the phone. Best to you.