Archive for the ‘Basement Framing and Insulation’ Category

Picking the Best Basement Wall Products

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard As the real estate slump continues to worsen and homes become more and more difficult to sell, homeowners are finding that the best option for gaining more living space for their family is to finish the basement.  In response to this ever-increasing trend, many companies are designing wall panels especially for use […]

Basement Refinishing Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Remodeling a basement can be a difficult job. How differently should you treat it compared to any other room in your house? Follow these do’s and don’ts and you’ll be well on your way to a nicely refinished basement that you’ll be pleased with for a long time. Do: Eliminate moisture problems […]

Basement Finishing Systems

Monday, July 25th, 2011

By Elizabeth Gormley In many homes, the basement is a cold, dark storage space with concrete floors that’s more than a little bit spooky.  But with today’s basement finishing systems, it’s possible to transform this scary area into a warm and welcoming place as bright as any room upstairs.  Basement finishing works like adding another […]

Top Six Mistakes People Make in Basement Remodeling Projects

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Almost everyone who owns a house with an unfinished basement, dreams of having it finished. How can you not think of it? After all, an unfinished basement is a whole floor’s worth of space that can be easily turned into any type of room your family needs. However, basement finishing projects are hardly inexpensive and, […]

The Case against Fiberglass Insulation in a Finished Basement

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Fiberglass might work for above grade areas, but its use in basement can have disastrous consequences.

Tainted Drywall Still a Problem

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

For the past couple of months, news outlets have been buzzing with stories of homeowners in southern states including Florida, Louisiana and Alabama that are feeling the negative effects of tainted drywall in their homes. After tremendous flooding from hurricanes in 2005 and 2006 made the need for drywall in the south skyrocket, contractors began […]