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More stories about Basement

  • Products

    Heat-recovering drainpipe; garage-door openers; extra-smooth nails; trench drain; treated glulams; garage storage; basement bulkheads; extra-long sheathing; more

  • Bilco Steel Bulkhead

    Bilco is celebrating its 75th anniversary with improvements to its Classic Series steel bulkhead.

  • ClamDoor Basement Door

    The ClamDoor is a lightweight fiberglass alternative to traditional basement bulkheads.

  • 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.