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Total Basement Finishing of Connecticut Case Studies: EverLast and ThermalDry in Seymour, CT

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by Sara Figueroa


This Seymour, CT homeowner’s unfinished basement used to be little more than a drab storage space. He felt his basement could be used for more, and wanted to transform it with beautiful finished floors, walls, and ceiling. He believed these changes could turn this dull space into an inviting, enjoyable basement. He wanted a company that would do the job right, so he reached out to the experts at Total Basement Finishing 


On the day of the appointment, Sales Representative Tony Van Deusen traveled to the home to examine the basement. Tony quickly realized the room’s potential and proposed several products that would help transform it into a beautiful living space.

Foreman Sheldon Lennon and his crew soon traveled to the home to begin production. The homeowner selected EverLast Basement Wall Panels because they offer many advantages that drywall does not. Unlike drywall, EverLast won’t support mold growth, be damaged by moisture, or lose insulation value when wet. This is because EverLast is made from 2 ½ inch thick rigid foam insulation. The surface of the wall panel is ½ inch thick cement board cladding, finished with an off-white vinyl surface treatment. The resulting product is significantly more durable than drywall and offers far greater insulation value than fiberglass.

Then the crew installed Ceiling Linen, an aesthetically pleasing ceiling tile that is mold and sag resistant. The removable tile allows for access to plumbing and wiring, but also provides fire protection and sound absorption.

Next the crew installed the ThermalDry. The homeowner ordered this beautiful plank flooring in Walnut, and it really completed the basement. ThermalDry is mold resistant and will not absorb moisture, plus installation is speedy because the tiles simply snap together with interlocking joints. Finally, the flooring is made with a built-in thermal break that keeps the tiles 8-10 degrees warmer than the concrete below.

For the finishing touch, the crew installed a full bathroom in the corner of the basement. ThermalDry tiles were installed for the bathroom floor there as well, showing how versatile this flooring is. Though compact, the bathroom included a shower with a small decorative entry step.

In total, the project added over 900 square feet of space to the home! With efficient production, Foreman Sheldon Lennon and his crew completely transformed this basement. Now, the homeowner is delighted to spend time in his beautiful new living space!

Project Summary

Foreman: Sheldon Lennon

Sales Representative: Tony Van Deusen

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