PLANiT Builders – Calgary’s #1 Basement Development Company…

Owned and operated by two experienced shareholders who work at the coal face themselves, Sonny Belanger and Mike Huber, PLANiT Builders set out from day one in March 2008 to excel in just two things – basement development and garage building.

Rather than be all things to all men, the two co-founders realized that they could draw on their vast experience to offer homeowners award-winning expertise in these two areas and produce workmanship that would be superior to anything else available.

This has proved to be a winning concept since PLANiT Builders visits over 1,000 homes every year making the most of the client’s space with a professional approach to design, development and building that is second to none.

With a no nonsense attitude the team at PLANiT Builders work in cohesion to get the job done on time, every time, ensuring that every client gets maximum value with a top quality finish.

The design director has over twelve years direct experience in design and permitting, while the estimator has similar credentials in the fields of project costing and management, and direct construction experience. The construction team has 35 years of direct experience and/or project experience. Even the accounting staff and customer care team have a minimum of three years in the industry.

When you need a basement developed or a garage built it just makes sense to come to the people who specialize in that area rather than to use a company which may be jack of all trades and master of none.

At PLANiT Builders we KNOW basements and garages like the backs of our own hands. We live and breathe them every working day of our lives – it’s what we do.

If you want a basement or garage built with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of expertise, knowing that it will be finished on time and the site left clean and tidy, the team at PLANiT Builders is the team you need.

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Calgary Basement Development Ideas

CaptureInterested in developing your basement? You’ve come to the right place. Here at PLANit Builders we specialize in turning cold, moldy and damp basements into dream basements. Not only do we know basements like we know the back of our hands — we also happen to know people very well. When it comes to Calgary basement development, we know what people want. So why don’t you let us give you some ideas?

If you own a basement and you’ve always longed for a guest bedroom, then you might want to consider turning your basement into a guest bedroom. If you’d like something a little bit less… practical, then the sky truly is the limit. In the past, we’ve turned basements into entertainment rooms and even in-home bars! For the perfect mix of practical and personal, you might want to consider turning your basement into your own personal gym, or maybe the home office you’ve always dreamed of owning.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

Basement remodeling is amazing because it challenges the very concept of a basement. When you think about it, how often do you use your basement? Probably not that often. But more importantly… how do you use the space available to you? Like most people, you most likely use it as a storage room. But think about it for a moment… is it really worth using such a large amount of space for something so trivial, maybe even useless?

For us, the answer is a resounding no.

What about you?

Calgary Basement Development: 3 Things To Know About PLANit Builders

gloved handInterested in developing your basement? PLANit Builders has you covered. But before giving us a call or requesting your free in-home estimate online, here are 3 things that you need to know about us:

  1. We know basements like we know the back of our hands. And it’s because we’ve been in the industry for a very long time. Collectively, our team has dozens of years in the Calgary basement industry. As a result, we know what our customers want, and we know how to deliver what they want in a timely and efficient fashion.
  2. We offer free in-home estimates to prospective customers. The latter are available on evenings and even on weekends. Here at PLANit Builders we are all about making sure that our customers are well taken care of, and it shows in the way we communicate with them. We will always strive to work with them to ensure their complete satisfaction — even if it means doing something that proves to be inconvenient for us, but convenient for our customers.
  3. We also offer financing options to prospective customers. If you are currently employed, own your house and can afford low monthly payments, you are eligible to apply for one of our Calgary basement development financing options. As we like to say, we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams… you included.

For more information on PLANit Builders, a Calgary based basement development company, please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

 

 

Why You Should Hire a Calgary Basement Development Company?

PictureWhat do you think of when you think of basement development?

For some people, basement development is synonym with the basement of their dreams.

However, some of these people do not know that companies specializing in Calgary basement development exist. As a result, they believe that the only option available is to remodel their basement all by themselves…

…which is never a good idea unless you have years of basement remodeling experience under your belt.

There are three main reasons why you should hire a Calgary basement development company instead of going the DIY way:

  1. It’s safer;
  2. It’s faster;
  3. You will be working with experienced professionals who know what they are doing.

These three reasons are self-explanatory, and quite frankly, they should never be ignored unless (as we stated above) a person has years of experience working in the basement development industry.

Sure, hiring a company tends to be a bit more costly than remodeling your basement by yourself. But trust us when we say that the risks far outweighs the benefits of going the DIY way. If things go wrong, fixing things that weren’t broken before can even prove to be more expensive in the long run than the initial cost of hiring a company. And of course, if your budget is a little tight this year, you can always count of financing options such as the ones offered by PLANit Builders.

As we like to say, if you can dream it, we can built it. And we believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to afford the basement of their dreams.

So what are you waiting for? Request your free in-home estimate to learn more about how we can help you! Visit www.planitbuilders.ca for more information.

 

Calgary Basement Development: What About Financing Options?

signing-the-contract-1512122-1279x917Each year, PLANit Builders visit hundreds of basements. As a result, we know basements like we know the back of our hands… and we also know that not everyone can afford the basement of their dreams straight away.

This is why we offer financing options to these people. We believe that everyone, regardless of their budget, should be able to have the basement of their dreams built. 

If you:

  • Own your house;
  • Are currently employed and
  • Can afford low monthly payments…

…then you are more than welcome to request more information on our Calgary basement financing options. Chances are that you’ll get approved if you meet those requirements.

But before you go ahead and request your free in-home estimate, you might be wondering what exactly sets PLANit Builders apart from other Calgary basement development companies.

Quite simply, we know what people want — and we know how to build it. As we said earlier, we visit hundreds of basements each year. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable workers with decades of collective experience in the basement remodeling industry. Whether you want to turn your basement into your own personal in-home gym or the guest bedroom that you’ve always needed, we can help. Throughout the years we’ve turned basements into gyms, offices, bedrooms, bars, entertainment rooms… you name it and we’ve done it.

As we like to say, the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development. So don’t be afraid to dream, and don’t be afraid to ask us about our financing options if money is a little tight for you lately — we’ll be more than happy to help.

 

Calgary Basement Development: What If I Don’t Know What To Do With My Basement?

CaptureTypically, basements are dark, cold and moldy. Here at PLANit Builders, we challenge this with what we do, every single day.

If you own a basement and are interested in remodeling it, you don’t have to know yet what you want to do with it. The fact that you are here and willing to learn more already speaks for itself. As long as you are tired of seeing such a massive amount of space in your house go to waste, you are already on the right track to turning your basement into the basement of your dream… even if you don’t know exactly what that “dream” entails.

Each year we visit hundreds of basements. As a result, we know what people generally want. From personal in-home gyms to guest bedrooms, we’ve seen it all. Sure, we like to say that the sky is the limit when it comes to Calgary basement development, but the truth is that the options aren’t limitless. Don’t get us wrong though — it’s a good thing! It makes the process of deciding what to turn your basement into a lot less difficult.

Here’s what we recommend that you do: Browse the web for some inspiration. Basement development has really picked up recently, and not only in Calgary. Chances are that you’ll probably come across an idea that you really, really like. And maybe another one. Write these ideas down, and take some time to ask yourself what you like more. Practicality or entertainment? What about a mixture of both?

You get the drift. Just remember — take your time and plan well. And at the end of the day, you can always ask us for some help, too. :-)

 

Calgary Basement Development: It Doesn’t Get Better Than PLANit Builders

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Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. And this is exactly why it doesn’t get much better than that.

Let’s be honest: Basement development in Calgary is a competitive industry. With so many new companies trying to outshine each other, it is perfectly natural that some customers would find themselves a bit confused and sometimes even overwhelmed.

After all, how do you know which companies to trust?

Simple: You let their track records speak for themselves.

Here at PLANit Builders, we have an excellent track record because we get things done. Just ask some of our past clients what they have to say about us! But not only do we get things done: We also get them done well. This is what differentiates us from other companies. We care about our customers, and our love for basements means that we will not be happy until you are.

Whether you want to turn your basement into your own personal in-home gym or a simple guest bedroom, we can help. Our team is comprised of some of the most professional and knowledgeable workers in the industry. From the planning process to the actual building process, we will be here to guide you through every step of the way. Furthermore, when working with you we will make sure to treat your home and your family with the utmost respect.

To request your free in-home estimate, or simply to learn more about the services that we offer, we encourage you to visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

Calgary Basement Remodeling 101

PictureSo you’d like to remodel your basement but you don’t know where to start from. Basically, you have two options to choose from at this point. You can either go the DIY way or hire a Calgary basement development company.

Which of these two options is right for you? It depends on several things, among them your level of planning and building experience, your budget and how much free time you have (or don’t have) on your hands.

Remodeling your basement is not the same as renovating your basement. We’ve covered the differences between the two before, but basically, remodeling your basement entails a LOT more than simple renovations. When people think about basement remodeling, they think about turning the basement into something completely different. Think: a in-home gym, a guest bedroom, an office, etc.

Sounds good? Well it’s because it is. We often like to say that the sky is the limit when it comes to basement development in Calgary. If you can dream it, someone can build it.

With that being said, we don’t recommend going the DIY way unless you have YEARS of experience planning and remodeling basements. Since basement remodeling often involves electrical and plumbing works, going the DIY way can often prove to be incredibly time-consuming and sometimes even dangerous.

Hiring a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders is your bet. Sure, it might be a bit more costly, but you can rest assured that the work will be done, and that it will done safely and efficiently. For more information please visit www.planitbuilders.ca.

Calgary Basement Development: What If I Don’t Have Enough Money?

PictureIs Calgary  basement development expensive?

Each year, PLANit Builders visits hundreds of basements. Each year, we try to answer this question to the best of our abilities.

Basement development is much like anything else: You get what you pay for. Of course, this is not necessarily always true since companies are not always held to the same standards of quality, but generally speaking, the more you invest in a good Calgary basement development company, the happier you will be with the final results.

But what if you don’t have enough money to hire a company in Calgary?

If your budget is tight, you might think that basement development isn’t for you. We are here today to tell you that you are wrong. Here at PLANit Builders we believe that everyone (regardless of their budget) should be able to enjoy the basement of their dreams. This is why we offer financing options to potential clients. Are you one of them? If you:

  • Own a house;
  • Are currently employed and
  • Can afford to pay low monthly payments…

Then you are welcome to apply for one of our financing options. We can work with you to figure out payment plans and options, and to make sure that you will never have to experience the horror of a cold, dark and moldy basement again.

Each year, we make hundreds of basement owners happy. Will you be among them this year? For more information and to request a free in-home estimate, please visit www.planitbuilders.ca. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!

Should You Hire PLANit Builders?

PictureShould you hire PLANit Builders to take care of your Calgary basement remodeling needs?

Let’s begin by examining what we can offer you. If you are here, chances are that you are at least familiar with the term “basement development” and what it entails. Maybe one of your friends has hired us to remodel their basement. Maybe you’ve heard of us somewhere online. Or maybe you’re simply tired of your cold, dark and moldy basement. Regardless of the reason why you found yourself here today, we can help you.

Here at PLANit Builders we know basements like we know the back of our hands. Each year we visit hundreds of basements in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. As a result, we are no strangers to cold, dark and moldy basements. We’ve seen it all.

Whether you want to turn your basement into your personal in-home gym or turn it into a guest bedroom, we can help you make the basement of your dreams come to life. As we like to say: If you can dream it, we can build it. The wonderful thing about Calgary basement development is that there are no limits.

So should you hire us? It’s up to you to decide. One thing’s for sure though: We will continue to make people happy in Calgary and Edmonton for many, many years to come. If you are interested to learn more about us, or if you would like to request your free in-home estimate, then visit wwww.planitbuilders.ca.

How to Dry Out a Wet Basement

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Basements don’t always have a good reputation, that’s for sure. While they are known for being cold and dark, they also often tend to be wet. Sometimes, all a basement needs is a musty smell and a high level of humidity to classify as a wet basement. Fortunately for many people, drying out a wet basement is not as difficult as it sounds. Unless you are experiencing a major case of basement flooding, there is most likely a way to fix it by yourself.

The first thing that you will have to do is remove the water, if there is any. You can do that with a mop and a few towels. Once this is done, we recommend that you open the windows and air the area out (assuming that the weather outside permits it, of course). If you do not own one, we also recommend buying and running a dehumidifier in your basement to remove the excess moisture present in it. Some people also like to run fans regularly to circulate the air.

Keep in mind that to avoid mildew problems, sometimes getting rid of water-damaged furnitures and possessions is inevitable,

After having dried your basement properly, the next step consists of figuring out the source of the water. Depending on your basement, the overall health of your house and where you live (among several other factors), a wet basement can be linked to a number of issues and problems that can prove to be costly in the long run. Finding the source of the water and fixing it should therefore be your main priority. Thankfully, numerous resources to help you along the way are available online such as this one.