Basement

Dusty basement

What’s the Secret to Cleaning and Preventing Basement Dust?

Older homes frequently have dusty basements that seem to attract dust continuously While homeowners may clean effectively, they often lack the know-how to prevent dust recurrence. To clean a dusty basement use a shop vac, consider a sweeping compound to gather fine particles, dust hard-to-reach areas meticulously, and wipe surfaces with a vinegar and water […]

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State-by-State Basement Ceiling Height Requirements: The Ultimate Guide

Depending on the size of your basement, your ceiling height requirement will vary. In most cases, there is a minimum ceiling height to follow to abide by government and local regulations. The same goes for other spaces including hallways, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.  According to most building codes, residential basement ceilings must be at least

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Basement vs attic

Basement Vs. Attic: Differences, Resale Value, Renovation Costs & More

If you’re looking for a new home with future possibilities for renovation, you’ll want to consider the benefits (and limitations) associated with an attic vs. a basement. So, what are the primary differences between the two, how does each affect the resale value, and how much will you incur in renovation costs? It’s cheaper to

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Crumbling basement walls

basement walls crumbling? find out why and how to fix the problem

A basement with structural damage can present a serious safety risk to your home and those living in it. It’s therefore important to know how to recognize and address several threats to your basement’s structural integrity. Basement walls can be affected by water infiltration, age, wear, soil conditions, freeze-thaw cycles, mold, and mildew. Some ways

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Basement

Lowering Your Basement Floor: A Complete Guide

A basement can be used strategically to provide additional living or storage space for a home. However, some basements have a limiting factor that greatly reduces their practical usefulness: inadequate headroom. So, how feasible is it to lower your basement floor? Before lowering your basement floor consider: the cost, local building codes, the time required,

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