Perfectly planned and installed dry concrete basements are tricky. Get it wrong, and that below-grade space could cost thousands in repair and maintenance down the road. In worst case scenarios, it could even end up making a home "unsellable". Find out how to do the job right the first time, or look at remediation if you need to.
For some, winter means overheated apartments and clanky radiators, but for homeowners it’s more often a struggle to keep an inefficient home cheaply warmed. Here is a look at five problem areas that cause heat loss in colder climates and older homes with some potential solutions to explore.
Some energy-saving ideas from the 1970's are much more viable now, thanks to new products and systems. Here's a look at three "old school" technologies that make perfect sense for modern construction.
No builder can guarantee complete moisture protection in the basement, but there are ways to approach moisture control to deliver long-term results.