A musty odor can be caused by one – or more – factors. Learn various measures you can take toward minimizing moisture and keeping your home ventilated.
The best way to keep your basement dry is to make sure your downspouts are extended away from your home's foundation. Learn how to extend downspouts to keep basements dry.
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Whole-house dehumidifiers can help keep a basement dry, but they come with drawbacks – and safety hazards. Discover a crucial snag to look for before buying one. Plus, get tips for keeping moisture at bay without a whole-house dehumidifier.
When heavy rains bring basement flooding, learn the easy way to make sure it never happens again.
If your basement's wet or flooding, take heart: This common home problem can often be prevented in a few DIY steps. Get the details.
Some hairline cracks in poured-concrete foundations are normal; others are signs of structural problems. Learn how to differentiate between the two, and how to keep unwanted cracks from appearing.
Learn the right way to face insulation with a vapor barrier in a crawl space. Find out how cutting the vapor barrier can help prevent moisture build up and allow the insualtion to breathe.
A high water table can cause constant moisture and leak issues – and the need for constant drainage. Find out which sump pumps can withstand constant usage.
Prevent basement flooding by diverting water away from foundational walls. Learn rules of thumb for downspout installation, and tips for grading your home's perimeter.