All posts in "Basements"

Water in Basement: What’s the Cause?

Water in basements can be an alarming problem, but you’re not alone, it’s an issue that many homeowners experience.  Even the most fortified basements are prone to leaking at some point in their life, and this means that there is a good chance you’ll need to deal with the problem eventually. Since there’s a number of potential […]

Turning Your Basement into a Home Gym That Will Keep You Motivated

Building a home gym has many wonderful advantages, and your newly remodeled basement is the perfect location. With the commute as simple as walking downstairs, you’ll be able to get a great workout and add hours to your day, all without even leaving your home. You may have plans to remodel your basement and add […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Basement Remodeling

Are you considering a basement remodeling project? Finishing your basement is a great way to increase the usable space in your home. Whether you plan on remodeling to increase your home’s living space, building a home gym or office, increasing storage space, or even building a mini-apartment, there are a few things you should consider. Basement renovations […]

6 Tips to Waterproof Your Basement

Have you ever wondered how to waterproof your basement? Even if your basement has never flooded, there is always a chance that it will. Basements are prone to flooding. They are built either partially or entirely underground, so the ground water level is often above the basement floor. A flooded basement can be more than […]

5 Tips for Keeping Your Basement Remodel Within Budget

Did you ever ask yourself “how much does it cost to finish a basement?” Only to find out that the cost to finish a basement doesn’t match your budget! Or worse, you’ve started remodeling your basement and you are now realizing that the budget you originally set won’t cover your project. Whether you are doing the […]

How to Install a French Drain

If you consistently notice water or moisture in your basement, or pools of water around the outside of your home after heavy rain, then it may be time to look into a more effective waterproofing techniques. A French drain is one of the best defences against basement flooding. The installation process is a little more […]

Sump Pump Installation (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Many older homes were designed with inadequate basement waterproofing, making them more susceptible to floods. Sump pump installation is one way owners of at-risk homes can protect themselves against damaging basement floods and other water leaks that might occur. If you consistently have water in your basement then the most practical solution might be to install […]

How to Waterproof a Basement

If you have consistent water problems in your basement then you might need to look into some waterproofing techniques to keep your basement dry. Even a small leak can lead to mold and possibly even structural damage to your home, so it’s important to take steps to prevent it. Keep reading to learn how to […]

Flooded Basement: What Should You Do?

A flooded basement doesn’t just cause damage to your house. It also poses a danger to you and your family’s health. All it takes is a small amount of water to cause damage to your floors, sub floors and walls. Furthermore, according to the EPA, wet and even damp areas can sprout mold and mildew which […]