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.
Ways to add security to a basement with windows include installing window treatments; adding lights by recessed windows; investing in reinforced glass windows; adding window locks, window bars, or egress covers; and installing a home security system and security cameras. Learn about ways to security your basement and basement windows.
Understand the difference between “dry time” and “cure time” when it comes to caulking. Most products become dry to the touch after several minutes, but don’t fully cure for days. Learn about factors that determine the dry-time for caulk.
The best exterior caulk for your home depends on areas you will be sealing, the material you want to bind, the size of the gap you need to fill, and whether the caulk needs to be paintable or in a pre-made color. Most importantly, the product you choose needs to be high quality if it’s going to protect your home.
Finishing your basement? Be sure that your remodeling work is in compliance with building codes in your area.
We’ve put together a list of DIYs you can take on to boost your home's potential and your quality of life, including window well covers to keep out the downpour and reduce the risk of leaks in your basement.
Basement windows are great for letting in natural light, but what if they also let in water? Here's how you can solve the problem.
Steel or wood - find out which is best to use for a bulkhead door for your basement's egress entry.
In most municipalities these days, a finished basement must include an egress window or door. Here's what that means for you.