High moisture levels in a home can lead to potentially serious health issues, including asthma, allergies, and various other respiratory illnesses that are triggered by mold, dust mites, peeling lead paint, and pests. If you’ve noticed water leaks or stains, rotting woods, musty odors, rusting or corrosion, and excessive condensation, understanding how to lower humidity in a house is crucial. Learn about ways to reduce high humidity levels.
Finishing the basement floor is a good way to enhance the aesthetic appeal and comfort of a basement, making it a more desirable space to work, play, or relax. Basement flooring material options include epoxy, paint, concrete stain, sheet vinyl, vinyl plank, ceramic tile, rubber flooring, carpet tile, engineered wood, and cork - each with pros and cons. Learn about the different basement flooring material options and the positives and negatives of each.
When torrential rains dump nearly a foot of water in a large basement window well within a 30-minute period, you need to act fast to prevent major damage. Learn how a homeowner responded to this situation to prevent extensive damage, and actions taken to prevent future flooding, including installation of a sump pump in the light well.
When planning a bathroom installation as part of a basement finishing project, there are many flooring types to select from. All options should be able to handle frequent moisture, temperature changes, high humidity levels, be a non-slip surface, and be easy to clean. Common bathroom flooring materials include ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, waterproof laminate flooring, linoleum, concrete, natural stone, cork, bamboo, and terrazzo - each with pros and cons. Learn about different flooring options for your finished basement bathroom installation or upcoming bathroom remodel.