There are all sorts of famous movie basements out there and many of them end up with some sort of permanent problems. If you were to look at these famous movie basements, would you be able to fix the problems that arise during the movie? Here are some of the most famous movie basements, along with an explanation of how to fix their problems.
Tony Soprano would often go into his basement to have important conversations, as the noise from the AC unit made it more difficult to listen in. However, at one point, Tony’s basement water heater exploded, causing serious flooding. To fix this problem, an expert would have to clean up the basement water damage, install a sump pump, and replace the water heater.
During The Goonies, the Fratellis capture Chunk and hold him in their basement along with Sloth, one of their family members. Together, the two break out, causing a chain of events that involves an underground cave collapsing. A fix would require repairing the stonework in the basement and filling in the sinkhole the cave collapse created.
The Ghostbusters have their office in the basement of a firehouse, and a containment unit takes up a significant part of the lower level. When an EPA inspector orders an electrician to cut the power, that containment unit explodes. This is a pretty labor-intensive repair — piering and wall stabilization would probably be necessary because of major foundation damage. The Ghostbusters may also want to install a backup generator to prevent issues in the future.
The basement of Felix’s home is where he keeps his office. However, it’s damp and dingy, clearly not great for an office space. If he wanted to fix up this basement to make it a great office, he may want to consider mold remediation and a moisture barrier to keep out humidity, as well as drainage that can direct water out of the basement.
This is one of the few basements that doesn’t really have a problem; it’s just not great for its current purpose. Wayne and Garth broadcast live shows in Wayne’s parents’ basement every Friday night, which is loud enough to annoy his parents. Fixing this problem would be as simple as getting in an expert group that can soundproof the basement to create a studio.
The titular John Wick of this movie uses a sledgehammer to dig up a cache of weapons he had buried underneath his basement. Of course, this leaves the floor of the basement completely torn apart. After ensuring that tearing up the basement had not seriously damaged the foundation, a foundation repair expert could repour concrete to fix the basement slab.
In the Home Alone basement, Kevin has an encounter with the furnace, where it appears a monster has possessed it. Replacing the furnace and heat vents would probably get rid of the monster. Additionally, as he walks in, Kevin notices that it “smells funny,” which may indicate that the family needs a dehumidifier in the basement.
Susan Cooper’s work for the CIA in this movie takes her to the CIA headquarters in Langley. The Washington, D.C. area typically has problems with basements, and this is no exception; there are rats and mice running around this basement. Calling an exterminator will get rid of the current rats and mice, but hiring a basement professional would address the areas where these critters are getting inside.
Basements in movies can get by with having some problems, but chances are, your basement can’t. If you’re having any sort of basement problems, you should definitely talk to a basement repair expert as quickly as possible. That can help you with your basement problems for good.
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