Basements

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How to Build and Install a Crawl Space Access Door

You need efficient access to utility controls.

How to Get Rid of Water in Your Crawl Space

Too much moisture can cause long term problems.

Bringing Light into Basements

Illuminate an underused area.

How to Convert Your Basement into an Apartment (Legally)

Use it for kids, in-laws, or extra income.

Water Leaking into Basement from Outdoor Faucet

You might need to replace it with a frost-proof model.

Quick Information on Structural Insulated Panels

They offer both energy efficiency and structural support.

3 Foundation Types

Think about your structure from the bottom up.

Are You Protecting Your Home's Foundation?

Defend your home from damage with these tips.

How to Seal and Encapsulate a Crawl Space

There are several ways you can insulate or seal crawlspace openings.

How to Install a Plastic Vapor Barrier in Your Crawl Space

Moisture in crawl spaces is a severe problem, but installing a vapor barrier is a relatively simple DIY project that can be completed in less than a day in most cases. Follow these steps to install your own crawlspace vapor barrier.

How to Dig Out a Crawl Space to Make a Basement

Follow these steps to dig a full basement foundation from your crawlspace.

Planning a Basement Staircase Build

Start with a solid plan.

Finishing a Basement: Planning a Basement Gym

Plan your home gym ahead to avoid eventual disappointments.

9 Basement Bar Accessories to Consider

Cheers to a well-stocked and decorative bar.

What Is the Best Carpet for Basement Living Spaces?

You will want the best carpet for basement floors.

Dry Basement Systems Explained

Read this article to understand how dry basement systems.

Tips for Painting Your Concrete Basement Walls

A good coat will help stave off water damage.

Installing Vapor Barrier Blown Insulation to Your Basement

The steps to install blown-in insulation in your basement.

How to Patch a Torn Basement Vapor Barrier

Don't shed a tear about a tear in your vapor barrier.

5 Ways to Update Your Basement Ceiling

Don't overlook the surface over you.

Information on Waterproofing Basements

Read this article on waterproofing HVAC systems, ventilation systems, pipe condensation, sump pumps, and leaks in walls, ceilings and foundations.

Prepping Basement: Moisture Prevention

An expert answers a reader question about vinyl floor tile.

Basement Remodeling FAQ's

In-house experts answer questions about basement remodels.

Basement Remodeling - Dealing With Moisture

How to correct moisture problems in a basement remodel.