Saturday, December 3, 2016

Basement Repointing

Our basement is finished! I am blown away by how much better it looks! Here are some before and afters.
That high pipe in the photo above was a mystery pipe to us until the concrete guy explained to us it had been an old gutter pipe that led to the sump pump. Well the house no longer has gutters so we were able to remove it and he filled in the holes left behind!
Our curved bump out wall is nice and smooth now.
No more ugly, crumbling yuck! The upper part of the wall is the exposed brick that shows on the outside of the house.
Our new basement windows now look showcased.
The walls look funny because I took these photos before they were completely dry. They will ultimately be a consistent light grey color. We had planned on painting the walls white but that will not be necessary after seeing how this came out!

The floors need a serious cleaning now. After that we will be painting them grey. It is well on its way to being bright with no basement smell. Worth every penny!

We are definitely calling this guy back in the spring to do a couple of outdoor walkways with stones pressed in concrete (his specialty).

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what can be done with an old 1900 basement. I had no idea it was such a simple fix. 2 guys did this in 2 days.

Have a great week! Thank you for stopping by. ~Val


  1. What a difference! We have all concrete grey walls in the basement too. The stones pressed in concrete sounds awesome. We have something similar with tiles in the garden area. Happy weekend :)

  2. It's really perfect and grey is nice colour for basement.
    Have a wonderful weekend Val!

  3. that is great improvement.Looks awesome

  4. Val, this is such an amazing transformation!
    It looks wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. It looks worlds better. Only 2 days! Impressive. :-)

  6. Looks so much better Val.
    I live in a terraced house with a cellar but we've never used it or even been down there so God knows what state it's in!

  7. Wow, what a difference it made. It looks so much better, Val. Hope you're having a great weekend so far.

  8. Wow! That's such a huge difference. So much cleaner and clearer.

  9. Wow Val!! Looks amazing!! You guys should be so proud of yourself! You are accomplishing so much! You are loving your home and it shows!! I hope you are feeling better for yoga! Big Hugs!

  10. Nice! It is so much work to deal with the basement, but you guys have done such a great job!

  11. Nice post! Thank you so so much for sharing.

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  12. Wow great work!!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  13. A very interesting post !!!
    We'll be in touch!!!!

  14. I never realized how much work old houses can be. Definitely so worth it though. I wish the builders put as much character into the homes they make today as they did back then. You sure are turning that house into a cozy and beautiful home. I'll bet the first owners would be so happy with it!

  15. Amazing job Val! They did a great job! I can see the difference and it's going to be so worth it.


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val