15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the walls of their homes. They didn't disappoint.
How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...
Best Types of Flooring for Your Basement
Looking to install flooring in your basement? Choose one of these five basement-friendly flooring options and enjoy good looks and...
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...
A Drier Basement with DRYLOK EXTREME
As a contractor, finished basements always make me a little nervous, and I usually won’t take on a basement job...
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.
How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.
How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall
A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.
Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry
A little inspection and finishing work will go a long way in keeping your basement dry.
Create a Bright, Dry Space in a Damp, Gloomy Basement
Create an exercise space in an unfinished basement, but first coat the walls with Drylok to prevent excess moisture.