How to Finish a Basement

How to Finish Your Basement in Harborcreek, Erie, Meadville, & Nearby

DBC Remodeling & Construction's basement finishing process is quick & uses top-quality material

Basement finishing is a big job, and we know you want it done right. From removing old, damaged materials to installing a new, efficient finished basement in just 7-10 days, DBC Remodeling & Construction can help.

To schedule a no obligation basement finishing quote, call us or contact us online today. We service the Northwest PA area, including Meadville, Harborcreek, Erie, and nearby. Learn more about how we finish your basement today when you schedule your estimate.

Seven steps to remodeling your basement

There are seven basic steps for successful basement finishing in Harborcreek. Here at DBC Remodeling & Construction, we provide expert services, clear communication, and quality craftsmanship from start to finish.

Removal of all old damaged drywall

Remove Old Materials

Sometimes when we visit a basement, we’ll first need to remove old, damaged basement finishing materials that have succumbed to mold or water damage.

DBC Remodeling & Construction removes:

  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Linoleum flooring
  • Other materials that have been damaged by mold & humidity

Schedule an estimate for basement finishing in Meadville today! Allow us to remove old, moldy materials and replace them with beautiful, waterproof basement finishing products guaranteed to last.


New windows in a Warren finished basement

Install Basement Windows, Wells, & Staircases

Once the basement is clear, we can get started on the work on fixed structures such as windows and staircases. We usually start by getting the basement stairs ready for finishing so they're ready to accept the basement walls when we install them.

If basement windows, egress windows, or basement window wells are included in your finishing project, we like to install these first as well, so we know how much space we'll need to allocate for the walls.

If you haven't heard about our basement window wells, be sure to ask us! They're a small addition that can make a big difference by maximizing natural sunlight in your finished space!


installing a basement wall finishing system in Edinboro

Install Basement Walls & Doors

Our first step in installing our basement walls is the fire blocking. Our basement wall system has a Class A fire rating, which is the best there is!

Next, we customize our walls to work with the windows and create wire channels for electrical outlets and light switches. Finally, the finished basement doors are installed on the closets and between rooms.

For a clean installation, we either cut our basement wall systems outdoors, or we cut them indoors with a vacuum and saw combination, which helps reduce dust potential. Let us do the work for you, call us today for a basement finishing estimate in Erie.


installing a drop ceiling for a remodeled basement

Install Basement Drop Ceiling & Lighting

First, we box out the girders and beams to accept our wireframes, and we plan your basement ceiling to work around vents and obstacles. We like to install the crown molding for our ceiling tiles before actually hanging the dropped ceiling. Lastly, before installing the tiles themselves, we make sure all basement lighting is in place.

*Our basement ceiling tiles include a 30-year warranty against sagging and mold, so you can count on them to stay beautiful for a very long time.


Installing basement floor tiles in a renovated basement

Place Basement Flooring & Underlayment 

Once the walls and ceiling are installed, we can sweep up and install your finished flooring. All of our basement flooring options are installed without grout or adhesives and are ready to use the minute they're installed. If you have an uneven floor, we will often use a one-mil underlayment, to help dampen any noise.


Installing trim and finishing touches to a remodeled basement in North East, PA

Add Trim & Finishing Touches

At DBC Remodeling & Construction, we never forgo the finishing touches. We have several designs for base trim and casing for your walls and doors.

Additionally, many of our homeowners request special finishing touches in their home, such as shelving, TV mounts, or mounted wall lights.

Every basement we finish is a unique creation, made especially by the homeowner to fit exactly what they want.


A complete finished basement system in a Fairview home

The Cleanup

Our job is never over until your basement is sparkling clean and ready to use. After the installation is complete, we give the space a once-over, making sure that all dust and debris is out of your newly-finished space.

We'll take care of the removal of any debris or old material that came from your previous basement finishingso you can start enjoying your space right away.

Schedule an estimate to learn more about our basement finishing process in Pennsylvania

If you'd like a basement finishing estimate for your home, we're ready to help you! Call our professionals here at DBC Remodeling & Construction to schedule your on-site inspection today. We are happy to help homeowners all throughout Pennsylvania with basement finishing, including Erie, Harborcreek, Meadville, Warren, Corry, Edinboro, Titusville, North East, Mc Kean, Fairview and nearby!

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Adamsville
  • Albion
  • Atlantic
  • Bear Lake
  • Cambridge Springs
  • Centerville
  • Chandlers Valley
  • Clarendon
  • Cochranton
  • Columbus
  • Conneaut Lake
  • Conneautville
  • Corry
  • Cranesville
  • Edinboro
  • Elgin
  • Fairview
  • Garland
  • Girard
  • Grand Valley
  • Guys Mills
  • Harborcreek
  • Harmonsburg
  • Hartstown
  • Hydetown
  • Irvine
  • Linesville
  • Mc Kean
  • Meadville
  • Mill Village
  • North East
  • Pittsfield
  • Riceville
  • Russell
  • Saegertown
  • Sheffield
  • Spartansburg
  • Spring Creek
  • Springboro
  • Sugar Grove
  • Tidioute
  • Tiona
  • Titusville
  • Townville
  • Union City
  • Venango
  • Warren
  • Waterford
  • Wattsburg
  • Youngsville
Our Locations:

DBC Remodeling & Construction
8391 Wattsburg Rd
Erie, PA 16509
1-814-200-9302
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