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More stories about Basement

  • JLC Report

    Can replacement windows live up to energy claims?; keeping basements dry; Florida prepares for global warming; more

  • Letters

    Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more

  • Letters

    Coordination between subs; barrier-free showers vs. code; don’t ventilate crawlspace with moist outdoor air; code article misses the boat; more

  • Cupped Hardwood Flooring

    Q: Can moisture condense on the back of a prefinished hardwood floor above an uninsulated crawlspace and cause cupping? The flooring was installed over 15-pound asphalt felt and an OSB subfloor; poly covers the ground underneath the dry and ventilated crawlspace of the 2-year-old home.

  • Lowering a Basement Floor

    Gaining an extra foot of headroom isn’t easy, but it can yield valuable living space.

  • Products

    Energy-efficient light fixture; stone and stucco rain screen; square shower drain; adhesive filler; plastic furring strips; more

  • Drying a Stone Cellar

    Letting the water run through keeps this 200-year-old basement dry.

  • Letters

    Safe installation of basement water heaters; galvanized pipe for gas; painting old porch floors

  • Boosting Revenue With Change Orders

    Clearly, change orders are a vital piece of our business model, and they don’t just happen by accident. We lay the groundwork for changes by keeping clients happy and informed throughout the job process. Dissatisfied customers, we know, are unlikely to authorize additional work.

  • Building a Cantilevered Stair

    A hidden steel frame allows these wooden stairs to defy gravity.