How to Reduce Radon, Humidity and Soil Gases in Your Basement. Okay, first off, radon is a dangerous gas that has well known health effects. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is all around us, outside and inside a home. But homes can trap the radon gas in the basement area and elevate it to unsafe levels. If you […]
Here’s a three-fold approach to a new basement floor, including an insulated subfloor system, engineered cork flooring, and easy-to-install carpet squares.
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Use a masonry waterproofer to conceal stains and prevent water intrusion.
Now that the cold weather is upon us, why not spend some time organizing indoor spaces that have been overlooked during the warm summer months? The basement may be a good place to start. Many homeowners have discovered that the basement can provide a much needed storage area for photos, important papers, holiday decorations and more – but only […]
Want a quick project to spruce up your bath, kitchen, bar or powder room? Consider installing a new sink. Today’s sinks are crafted to not only suit your needs, but also your fancy. And there are so many design choices, ranging from farmhouse to funky, that the possibilities for updating your space are endless. Back at the Farm A particular […]
I’d like to install a new bathroom in my basement, but there are no existing drain lines in the foundation slab. Are there any other options aside from tearing up the slab? Yes, you can install a macerating toilet. These toilets use a macerating blade to chop up solid waste, and have a pump that forces the waste through […]
I have a 30-year old home and I’m seeing some signs of moisture on the block foundation wall in my below-grade basement. Will painting the wall with a waterproofing sealant do any good? What you’re seeing is common in older homes where the original waterproofing has failed. Applying a waterproof sealer on the interior side of the basement will be […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]