Indoors

Basement Cleanup After a Flood

After a flood, basement cleanup is always a dreaded task. But getting started as soon as possible is not only efficient, it’s also important from a health stand point. After you’re confident the flooding is resolved, it’s time to start thinking about the cleanup process. But before you go downstairs and access the damage, take […]

Adding a Basement Bathroom? Here’s Some Things You Should Consider

Are you thinking about adding a bathroom to your basement? If you have a guest bedroom,  gym, entertainment room, or an office in your basement, adding a bathroom will keep you from climbing up and down the stairs every time nature calls.However, this is not a simple project and there are some things you should […]

Painting Your Basement: 7 Tips to Make it Your Favorite Room

Painting your basement can make a big difference on how the space looks and feels. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do when trying to spruce up a room, and your basement is no different. Unfortunately, bringing a basement to life can be a little more challenging than the other rooms in […]

Tips on Designing Your Basement Gym into a Workout Haven

Adding a basement gym to your renovation project can be very exciting. There are many wonderful advantages to having your workout room downstairs. You’ll no longer need to drive hours to the gym, or wait to use your favorite piece of equipment. You’ll be able to select the music that motivates you, or the television […]

Do-it-Yourself Basement Remodeling: The Do’s and Don’ts

A basement remodeling project can be a great way to increase the value of your home, as well as provide your family with additional usable living space. Many homeowners are adding a home gym or office, building a mini-apartment, an entertainment room, or even increase their storage space.  All of these are excellent home improvement […]

Keeping Your Basement Remodel Within Budget: 5 Helpful Tips

Keeping your basement remodel within budget may be more challenging than you think. Basement projects are notorious for going over budget. Frequently homeowners start remodeling projects without a clear idea of their desired end result. In other words, what started out being a gym ends up as a fancy entertainment room with a treadmill!Many times […]

Waterproofing Your Basement: 6 Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

All basements are prone to flooding and waterproofing your basement before a problem begins can save you a huge future headache. Since basements are underground, either partially or entirely, the ground water level is frequently higher than the basement floor. If the foundation is not properly waterproofed, at some point you’ll find unwelcome water in […]

Sump Pump Installation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get the Water Out

Did you know that installing a sump pump can keep your basement from flooding? To make things even better, if you know how to install it yourself you save yourself some serious money! Many older homes were designed with poor basement waterproofing. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of new products and methods available today […]

How To Repair Basement Leaks: Where They Leak and What To Do

It’s not uncommon for your  basement to leak, but knowing how to repair basement leaks is an important first step. There are 7 main places where a basement will experience waterproofing problems, and knowing what to look for can help you get ahead of a potentially disastrous problem. In some cases you may need to […]

Why Is Your Basement Leaking: The Answer May Surprise You

A leaking basement is never a good thing, but it’s an issue that many homeowners share. Unfortunately, regardless of how well protected a basement is, at some point, there’s a good chance it’ll need attention to prevent leaking. Determining the source of a minor leak can be a critical step in preventing an expensive basement […]

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