Basement Finishing in PA, including Chambersburg, York & Lancaster.

Our Basement Finishing Installation Process

Finishing your basement floors, walls & ceilings

Basement finishing is a big job, and we know you want it done right. Count on Appleby Systems for a fast, professional basement remodeling project for your home.

Our contractors will remove any old materials and install a new, warrantied basement finishing system in your home in just 7-10 days.

If you're interested in a free, no obligation basement finishing quote, call us or contact us online today. We service the Greater Harrisburg area, including Columbia, Etters, Fayetteville, Mechanicsburg, Millersville, Mount Joy, Middletown and nearby.

Seven steps to remodeling your basement

There are seven basic steps towards basement finishing. Here at Appleby Systems, we provide the services to execute your project from start to finish.


Removal of all old basement materials

Step 1: Remove Old Materials

Sometimes when we visit a basement, it has an old basement finishing system that the homeowner would like removed before the work begins.

Drywall, wood, linoleum flooring, and many other materials are notorious for growing mold and being damaged by a humid basement environment. If your basement is experiencing damage like this, we'd be happy to help you tear out the old basement finishing materials and remove them from your home.


Installing new windows in a Chambersburg finished basement

Step 2: Install 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 Hershey

Step 3: Install Wall System & 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.


installing a drop ceiling for a remodeled basement

Step 4: Install Drop Ceiling & Lighting

First, we box out the girders and beams to accept our wire frames, 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

Step 5: Place 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 Hanover, PA

Step 6: Add Trim & Finishing Touches

At Appleby Systems, 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 Wasynesboro home

Step 7: The Cleanup

Our job is never over until your basement is sparkling clean. 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 finishing-- we want you to be able to start enjoying your space right away.


An easy, stress-free solution to basement finishing

If you'd like a free basement finishing estimate for your home, we're ready to help you! Call our professionals here at Appleby Systems to schedule your on-site inspection today. We are happy to help homeowners all throughout Pennsylvania including Lancaster, Harrisburg, York, Chambersburg, Carlisle, Hershey, Enola, Hanover, Elizabethtown, Wasynesboro and nearby!

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Serving PA including the Greater Lancaster area
Cities in Adams County, PA
Abbottstown
Aspers
Biglerville
East Berlin
Fairfield
Gardners
Gettysburg
Littlestown
Mc Sherrystown
New Oxford
Orrtanna
York Springs

Cities in Cumberland County, PA
Boiling Springs
Camp Hill
Carlisle
Enola
Lemoyne
Mechanicsburg
Mount Holly Springs
Newburg
Newville
Shippensburg
Walnut Bottom

Cities in Dauphin County, PA
Harrisburg
Hershey
Highspire
Hummelstown
Middletown

Cities in Franklin County, PA
Blue Ridge Summit
Chambersburg
Doylesburg
Dry Run
Fannettsburg
Fayetteville
Fort Loudon
Greencastle
Lurgan
Mercersburg
Mont Alto
Orrstown
Pleasant Hall
Saint Thomas
Spring Run
Upperstrasburg
Waynesboro
Willow Hill

Cities in Fulton County, PA
Big Cove Tannery
Burnt Cabins
Crystal Spring
Harrisonville
Hustontown
Mc Connellsburg
Needmore
Warfordsburg
Waterfall
Wells Tannery

Cities in Lancaster County, PA
Bainbridge
Columbia
Conestoga
Drumore
Elizabethtown
Holtwood
Lancaster
Landisville
Marietta
Maytown
Millersville
Mount Joy
Mountville
Peach Bottom
Pequea
Washington Boro

Cities in Lebanon County, PA
Palmyra

Cities in Perry County, PA
Blain
Duncannon
Elliottsburg
Ickesburg
Landisburg
Liverpool
Loysville
Marysville
Millerstown
New Bloomfield
New Germantown
Newport
Shermans Dale

Cities in Schuylkill County, PA
Quakake

Cities in York County, PA
Airville
Brogue
Dallastown
Delta
Dillsburg
Dover
Etters
Fawn Grove
Felton
Glen Rock
Glenville
Hanover
Lewisberry
Manchester
Mount Wolf
New Cumberland
New Freedom
New Park
Red Lion
Seven Valleys
Shrewsbury
Spring Grove
Stewartstown
Thomasville
Wellsville
Windsor
Wrightsville
York
York Haven

Our Locations:

Appleby Systems
1800 Trolley Rd
York, PA 17408
1-717-967-8826
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