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Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement

The most practical basement window—glass block windows—is also the simplest to install.

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Learn How to Stop Basement Leaks and Dry a Wet Basement for Good

Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement.


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.


Man Cave Ideas

Get in touch with your inner Neanderthal


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How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement

The first step in learning how to get rid of musty smell is to find the culprit.

How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting

Quick action is the key


Drying a Wet Basement

You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem


Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement

Choosing the right pad makes all the difference


How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!


Garage Storage Tower

Buy this PDF & Cut List

Tons of easy-access storage—and more space to hang stuff!


Here’s How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

Because water damage is the LAST thing you'll want to deal with during your spring-cleaning.


Home Repair: How to Flatten Basement Air Ducts to Gain Space

The easiest way to gain valuable headroom


How to Tile: Prepare Concrete for Tile

Turnaround tips for an old basement floor


Damp Basement: Finding Leaks and Water Sources

Musty odors indicate a moisture problem


Wet Basement Repair: Curing a Wet Basement

The answer may be a dry well


Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding

This 15 minute fix can prevent an expensive mess


How to Seal Basement Water Traps With Oil

A layer of oil keeps your floor drain sealed


Permanent Fixes for Damp Basements

A sump pump may be the best solution to water problems

How to Cure a Wet Basement

4 Steps to fixing a leaky basement. The basic solution is often the best solution.


How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...


Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

Drain your sump even when the power is out


How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall

A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.