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Cleaning

Springtime means out with the old clutter. But for those living with cluttered garages, basements, and closets, cleaning up can be a hassle. What should people do with their old kid’s clothes, ancient tube TVs, and beat up couches? Consumer Reports offers these quick and easy tips on how to...

Interior Remodeling

Finishing your basement is a great way to add function and value to a home, so if you're feeling the need to stretch out a little and are lucky enough to have a basement, head downstairs and start planning your basement remodeling project.

The basement is perhaps the most valuable untapped...

Behr Basement & Masonry Waterproofing Paint

Rainy weather often reveals the leaks and other moisture problems lurking in basement spaces, so anything you can do now to waterproof your underground bonus area will preserve its comfort and character. A great way to finish off a below-grade space in water resistant style is with BEHR Basement...

Exterior Remodeling

Every year, nor'easters, hurricanes and other major weather events do plenty of damage to the nation's homes. Wind and rain can flood basements, wash out foundations and rip shingles from roofs. If you have had a storm like this pass through your area, it's wise to have a home inspection to...

Aprilaire's Model 1700 Whole-home Dehumidifier

During the hot, sticky days of summer, you know your home would be unbearable without a central air conditioner. But during fall and winter months, humidity levels can be high enough to make you feel uncomfortable even at moderate temperatures. Mild fall and spring days, morning and evening...

Drainage

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...