Basements, Foundations & Attics
Attics Offer Big Potential for Great Living Space
Updated on April 30th, 2022
A few years ago I began advising a homeowner named Kat She approached me for advice on exactly how to convert her...Continue Reading
Patios, Decks & Sunrooms
I’m building a cottage deck on bedrock. What are m...
Updated on April 23rd, 2022
Back in 2012 I got an email from a cottage owner asking about options for building a deck on bedrock He asked in...Continue Reading
Indoor Air Quality & Basement Floors
Published on April 1st, 2022
Basements and homes most often get musty smelling in summer This happens if condensation forms at floor level when the...Continue Reading
Windows & Doors
The Best Window Styles to Consider For Basement Renovation
Published on March 31st, 2022
Choosing the best basement window style for your basement renovation project can be tough, especially if you...Continue Reading
Learning & How-To
Basement Crack Repair Torture Test Video
Updated on March 26th, 2022
Concrete basements crack fairly often, but most crack repair systems only fill the gaps They offer no significant...Continue Reading
DETAILS, FINESSE & TROUBLE: How Cutting Corners ...
Updated on March 19th, 2022
Small things can have big consequences This is true with life in general, as well as with the technical side of your...Continue Reading
BASEMENT BATHROOM: Install a Shower & Toilet Withou...
Updated on March 12th, 2022
How do you install a bathroom where a sewage drain pipe doesn’t exist Or perhaps there's a drain pipe, but it's up...Continue Reading
Q&A OF THE WEEK: “How Can I Get Rid of the Sm...
Published on February 18th, 2022
Q: Do you know of any way to get rid of the smell of rats and mice My daughter bought a house in an old neighbourhood...Continue Reading
Q&A OF THE WEEK: “Where Can I Find All-Foam B...
Updated on October 21st, 2021
Q: Where can I find the Insul-Armor all-foam subfloor panels you mentioned in a video and on your website I’m...Continue Reading
PLANNING TO FINISH YOUR BASEMENT? Real-World Basement Q&...
Published on June 11th, 2021
On many days I get home improvement questions by email from people around the world, and I do my best to answer as...Continue Reading
Epoxy Floor Coating Boosts Useful Basement Living Space
Updated on May 29th, 2021
Sometimes a good coat of finish can make a world of difference, and concrete basement floors are a case in point If...Continue Reading
MUSTY BASEMENT? Here’s How to Get Rid the Smell
Published on May 21st, 2021
If ever your basement was going to smell musty, the height of hot summer weather is when it’s most likely to happen...Continue Reading