Q: Although I’ve sealed the crawlspace where the ductwork is, my house is extremely humid. My AC unit can’t dehumidify because, I suspect, it’s too big. What can I do other…
Q: I have an old house that’s been added on to many times. There are several basement areas, all with slab floors of different elevations. I am breaking up the…
Carpenter Andy Engel demonstrates a reliable way to make a basement comfortable and dry by insulating from the inside using rigid foam.
Effective lighting, space planning, and lots of storage are even more important below grade.
Top 10 blunders that rot your house, waste your money, and make you sick.
Contractor Roger German shows how to gauge the price and potential of renovating your basement
Q: We are building a home with bedrooms in the basement. Two of them have windows that are below grade. We plan to use egress windows that are approved for bedrooms,…
Expanding the kitchen into a neglected porch fills it with daylight and a view of the private, wooded backyard.
Q: We’re converting our basement to living space and need to add heat. We have numerous cast-iron radiators of various sizes that we could tie into our existing hydronic baseboard system.…
Grafting the right foundation onto a house that's neither square nor level.
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