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How to Waterproof a Basement: Install a Basement Drainage System
Install a sump pump as part of your basement waterproofing system.
15 Awesome Man Cave Spaces for Watching the Big Game
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement
12 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!
Man Cave Decor and Designs You Should Copy
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.
Reader Project: Man Cave Arcade
Take a step away from the routine and into the game world with this DIY man cave project.
Man Cave Ideas
Get in touch with your inner Neanderthal
How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement
The first step in learning how to get rid of musty smell is to find the culprit.
How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting
Quick action is the key
Drying a Wet Basement
You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem
25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms
Used for both electronic consoles or old-school dice and boards, game rooms are growing in...
How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other...
Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement
Choosing the right pad makes all the difference
How to Finish a Basement Wall
Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement
25 Tips for Turning a Basement into a Living Space
Homes that have extra, unused basement space have a readymade renovation project just waiting to...
12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Building a man cave ranks high as an exciting home renovation project and they deserve...
How to Carpet a Basement Floor
Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.
19 Tips for Finishing Basements
Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space
Do Waterproof Coatings Really Work?
Do waterproof coatings work? The short answer is yes. We’ve used waterproof coatings in...
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A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think
A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement...
Save Time With a DIY Self-Draining Dehumidifier
If you forget to empty the tank on your dehumidifier, it’ll either overflow or...
Here’s Why You Should Worry About Your Basement Leaking This Winter
Rainstorms aren't the only time to worry about leaking.
11 Ideas for Organizing Your Basement
There's a good chance we could all use some more storage in our homes. There...