1. You want to have a comfortable, beautiful finished basement, BUT you want it to last!
2. Most contracting companies use standard “above-grade” materials which is a recipe for disaster. These materials end up with mold and mildew and you have to tear out the whole basement and start over.
3. Total Basement Finishing contractors eliminate these problems by only using completely waterproof, inorganic & mold-resistant materials that are designed specifically for basements. You will have the basement you've wanted and it will last long as your house.
Patented Basement Materials
Once we’ve completed your basement remodeling project, we guarantee you’ll be as pleased and confident in our craftsmanship and sturdy materials as we are!
We use and install only top-quality, patented products and materials, including basement tiles, walls, and floors, as well as basement windows and energy-efficient dehumidifiers. Any and all work completed by our basement finishing contractors comes with a 50-year mold-and-moisture warranty to ensure lasting comfort in your home. We design, build and exclusively install our basement products.
Whether you want to convert your unused basement into a home theatre, home gym, or family room, our basement contractors have the tools and knowledge for the job.
Carolyn and Ross from Evanston, IL wanted to turn their basement in a fun family room. A place to entertain their family and friends. They also wanted to make sure they did it right from the beginning. If they were going to invest in a finished basement, they wanted it to be a space that they will be able to enjoy for as long as they live in the house. They didn't want to have to refinish it again if there was ever a water problem. For that reason they chose Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing. They had learned about their 100% waterproof basement finishing products during a home show and were pretty much sold on the spot. From that point on, the entire experience they had with the company was extremely positive, including the installation process. "Once we started it was a pretty quick process. We worked with Dan and he came even on the 4th of July weekend, so we were really impressed with that! They got the job done really quick and we were able to enjoy our basement!" -- explains Carolyn.
Carolyn and Ross
"Flooding after Buck Buckley's TBF finished my basement. I was so happy that I got to tell him, "oh no, you..." Read Full Testimonial
Christian and Karen F. of Skokie, IL
Last June, we got a very hard rain and I didn't realize that our window well was improperly installed so our basement flooded. We did have to rip out our carpet so when a contractor came in to do the removal, he was ready to also rip out the bottom few feet of our walls. I was so happy that I got to tell him, "oh no, you don't have to do that with these walls, they may look like drywall, but they aren't, they are completely waterproof and there is absolutely no reason to rip these walls out!"
Christian and Karen F.
"They literally sat at our kitchen until midnight on two separate occasions, answering all of our questions,..." Read Full Testimonial
Timothy and Laurie A. of Northbrook, IL
In the fifteen years that Timothy and Laurie A. lived in their Northbrook, IL home, their finished basement had flooded three times. The third time, while Timothy carried hundreds of pounds of wet, moldy carpet and drywall out of the ruined and musty-smelling basement, he decided that he needed a change. They wanted a room for their children to spend time in, but finishing the basement with organic and water absorbent materials just wasn't working from them, even when the basement was not being ruined by flood. "It smelled like a basement, full of mildew, even though we tried to use a dehumidifier." With that in mind, they started to research and look for basement finishing options that were both waterproof and mold resistant -- but they also wanted it to look good. That is how they learned about Buck Buckley and Total Basement Finishing products. Timothy was personally pleased with all the attention that they received from the design consultants. Then spent hours with the couple, going over every detail of the project, and answering to every question they had. "They literally sat at our kitchen until midnight on two separate occasions, answering all of our questions, and we had a lot of questions." says Timothy. "I didn't feel like I was being sold at any one point. They showed me the materials, gave me choices."The couple was really impressed with how quick and diligently they worked to finish their basement. While their basement was being finished, they also had another company working on some remodeling projects upstairs. The upstairs work started six months prior to the basement finishing project. Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing delivered an entire finished basement with a complete bathroom in only a fraction of that time.
Timothy and Laurie A.
"My basement has flooded 3 times. Each time I took steps to stop the water seepage and leak source and thought..." Read Full Testimonial
Tim A. of Northbrook, IL
I have owned my Chicago North Shore home for 16 years. The water table is high around here, and in that time, my basement has flooded 3 times. Each time I took steps to stop the water seepage and leak source and thought I was done, but didn't quite get it all. The first flood was knee deep, the second flood was ankle deep (hey, we're making progress) and the third time it was just squishy carpets. Having finally found the very last hidden foundation crack and professionally sealing it after the third flood, I was faced with remodeling the entire basement for yet a third, and what I swore would be the last, time ever. I also swore I would never put myself in the position of having to rip out soaking wet smelly heavy carpeting and padding, or any other mold attracting organic material in my basement again. (Big tip here - Never, as in NEVER use drywall in your basement, it's just a mold bomb waiting to go off). I was on a bit of a manic crusade on this 3rd rebuild, and I spent a lot of time researching basement waterproofing systems and technologies so I could do it right. I wanted somebody who shared my water and dampness-hating philosophy and I finally found it when I came across Buck Buckley Total Basement Finishing. They had the waterproofing floor system I wanted, the waterproofing and anti-mold wall system I wanted, and they even had the professional quality air treatment machine to keep it that way. Everything the company offered was exactly in keeping with my goals of this third basement rebuild. Then, my wife intervened, and said as long as were doing it right, could we please add a new basement bathroom that she had been asking for years. It turned out, TBF could do this too, and the total cost for building a brand new bathroom where nothing but naked concrete floor originally stood was very reasonable compared to other contractors. All the work was done on time as promised. All the workers were great, clean-conscious, and friendly. The resulting basement is perfect, and for the first time since owning this house, I no longer worry when it rains. The basement has gone from a place not generally used, to one of the most popular places in the house. Highly recommended, would use them again in a heartbeat, and if you get the boys from Wisconsin they are all "Wisconsin nice" and you feel very good about doing business with them.
If you want to completely remodel your Wisconsin home’s basement or you’d like to simply refinish it, we’re the company for you! Our trained Wisconsin basement contractors have years of experience in remodeling, refinishing, and renovating basements.
Due to an increase in demand, we have extended our Wisconsin service area to include Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, and Appleton. Contact one of our trained Wisconsin basement contractors today to receive your no-cost basement consultation and estimate!
Finishing your basement is the most affordable way to increase your home's living space. But doing this construction work with standard "above-grade" materials is a recipe for disaster —in the form of mold, mildew and ongoing moisture problems. Total Basement Finishing eliminates these problems by only using waterproof, mold-resistant materials that are designed specifically for basement environments.
By Timothy A. Northbrook, IL
"Very good people, product and process from beginning to end."
Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing is topnotch! I am completely satisfied with the service I received from them. ( And that takes a lot!) They were on time, respectful, informative, honest, hardworking, and very personable group of people. I really appreciated being kept in the loop every step of the way. It helped me see what was going on, without feeling in the way. The basement looks great. Never would have thought my old, dingy, dirty, afraid to go into basement would be such a nice calm, safe, and enjoyable space. A+
By ADMIRALS B. Racine, WI
"We have been working with qualified borrowers for over 3 years who have..."
We have been working with qualified borrowers for over 3 years who have chosen Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing. Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing and all their staff are very professional and they put the Customers first.It is really the only company who does basements to work with! We here at Admirals Bank make it easy for their clients to afford the basement of their dreams.
We went with Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing because we were impressed with the product and we felt that it was superior to drywall when it comes to dealing with moisture. By looking at the finished product, you would never know that it is not drywall and it looks great. Buck and the crew did an outstanding job and they were great at letting you know where they were in the process along the way.
By Cheralyn And Robert Crystal Lake, IL
"The basement looks awesome. I really like that they put a thermastat down..."
The basement looks awesome. I really like that they put a thermastat down here with baseboard heat, an option I chose vs. piping into existing heating system and it's been awesome. 3 years later and we are just as happy as we were when they finished.
By Pete A. Lake In The Hills, IL
"I was very surprised at the quality of the product when I saw it in..."
I was very surprised at the quality of the product when I saw it in person. The pictures in the brochure do not represent it as well. This is a great product, I have done a lot of research on various basement finishing products and this is the best one out there.
By Curt &. Greenfield, WI
"We are very happy with the work that was performed. You totally redid our..."
Project Location: W. Fairmount Ave., Butler, WI 53007
Comment: We are looking to finish our basement, but we do not know our options. Our basement ceiling is pretty small. We would like to know what we can do if there is anything at all.
Project Location: N3124 River Ridge Road, Waldo, WI 53093
Comment: Lots of space to work with and am unsure of what is realistic.
Project Location: W353 S9024 Anathoth Ln, Eagle, WI 53119
Comment: We have a 2 year old ranch that we are considering finishing the basement and want to explore our options
Project Location: Blackburn Bay Dr, Verona, WI 53593
Project Location: Sabaka Trail, Verona, WI 53593
Comment: Need to refinish basement that was damaged by flooding.
Project Location: S1271A Cardinal Court, Lavalle, WI 53941
Comment: We live on Lake Redstone and have had 2 feet of water in our Rec room during the last flood in 2018 and need to install products that are mold free and will not have to be replaced once we get rid of the water and potential for mold should another flood occur.
Project Location: W118 Evanger Road, Independence, WI 54747
*What is a Free Estimate, Free Quote or Free Design Consultation? A system design specialist from one of our dealerships will measure your basement and design a basement finishing system completely FREE of charge.