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More stories about Basement

  • Basic Scheduling for Increased Efficiency

    A combination of to-do lists, paper calendars, and a computer contact manager keeps multiple jobs on track.

  • How Bidding Errors Affect the Contract

    I just had to explain the doctrine of "mutual mistake" to a small bidder on a local construction project. It was painful for both of us: painful for me because I didn't like telling him he was stuck between a rock and a hard place, and painful for him because he was stuck.How bidding errors affect...

  • Letters

    Immigrant labor; sealed crawlspace follow-up; a remodeler risk; more

  • Products

    Holiday gift ideas; foundation waterproofing; pools & spas; mud management

  • Products

    Protective glass coating; blueprint protector; glues and adhesives; basement finishing products

  • Insulating Basement Walls

    Q. I'm doing a basement remodel and am thinking of finishing the block foundation walls by painting the masonry with Drylok, then adhering 4-mil poly over that. Next, I plan to fur the walls with Z-studs, put 2 inches of foil-faced polyiso board between t

  • Fixing a Wet Crawlspace

    A crawlspace expert describes how he turned a damp bug- and mold-infested crawlspace into a clean, dry, sealed environment.

  • Gutters in Cold Climes

    Q. The jury still seems to be out as to whether to install gutters in a northern climate. Could you please shed some light on this, especially as to how omitting gutters would contribute to leaky basements?

  • Catch a Falling Star

    New remodeler's specialty — repairing meteorite damage

  • Letters

    Crawlspace insulation & fire codes, nail gun injuries, fiber-cement siding