Make sure you get an inspection from an experienced and professional waterproofer before you spend money remodeling your basement. Even if you have never had water in the basement before, understand that any number of years can pass before a rainstorm might add just enough pressure to force water into your basement. Simply having excess moisture in your basement can slowly cause structural damage or lead to mold or mildew which also can cause structural damage over time. You can learn how to check for basement water damage at http://www.vulcanwaterproofing.com/how_to_check_for_basement_water_damage.htm on the Vulcan Basement Waterproofing website. Here you can read about the early warning signs of basement water problems.
Vulcan Basement Waterproofing has a downloadable handbook on the subject of basement waterproofing and a downloadable DIY Guide. On the Vulcan Waterproofing site you will find endless information on basement ventilation, mold and mildew, sump pumps and sump pump installation, French drains, and a host of things you can do to protect your biggest investment — your home. Vulcan even offers a free home inspection if you live in New York, Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding counties, and northern Delaware that would be wise to take advantage of before you remodel.