Tag: basements

All About Flooring For Basements

Once upon a time there was an ugly, dark and outdated basement…we lived in our house for 4 years and barely (if ever) used it.

After using degreasers, chemical strippers, or other cleaning compounds, it’s necessary to clean the floor again to remove all residue. Schmidt scrubs the surface once again with TSP followed by a thorough rinsing with clean water. Home ownership is expensive. Remodeling and caring for your home is for most of us are primary investment. Maintenance and care go a long way but adding a focal point to add character will pay dividends over time. The EverLast embodies everything you would look for in a basement wall panel system from exceptional insulation value to innovative waterproofing qualities, as well as the timeless beauty that is completely maintenance free.

Our ceiling is old beams that were here and we left them like that. My husband added two … Read More

Basements & Beyond

This article contains some real how to information! not just a bunch of text to get you to click on links. I will give you some real practical advice on how to clean up and repair water damage whether it be from a flood, plumbing leak, or roof leak. First off you need to stop the water! If it is a leak in your plumbing you will probably have to shut the water main off at the street (or pressure tank if you are on a well). If the water is coming from roof damage a tarp will normally work for a quick fix. If it’s from a flood you will need sandbags to try to divert the water away from the house. This will only work for small flooding areas. In a big flood you will just have to wait it out.

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Better Built Basements

Increase the energy efficiency of your home by increasing the insulation in the walls and ceilings. Home built 20 years ago or more have little or no insulation. Thinly insulated ceilings allow heat to escape in the winter and hot air in during the summer. Fiberglass blankets and rolls applied to the ceilings are relatively easy for the home remodeler to handle while loose-fill and blown-in materials are often left to insulation professionals. Wall insulation can be increased by blowing it in through a hole in the wall or during major remodeling when either the wallboard or siding has been removed. The U.S. Dept. of Energy lists the guidelines for homes based on region. Learn more about increasing the insulation in your home here.

Hi Patti – Well, if you are the general contractor you can save quite a bit – but it sounds like you’d be hiring out all … Read More

Remodeled Basements

Buck Buckley’s Total Basement Finishing uses all mold, mildew and moisture resistant materials. Have our company’s basement finishers finish or remodel your basement for the last time by doing it right the first time!

We love this looks and are doing the same! We are getting ready to do our lighting now. What size recessed lights did you use and did you use a trim on the can lights or just the can? I’m having trouble finding LED recessing lighting kit that does not have a white trim. The old bathroom had a taupe colored vanity, bold striped curtain, crystal old-fashioned cabinet hardware, and lack of matching accessories. The walls lacked decoration.

Engineered wood consists of layered plywood that looks like hardwood but is thinner, more durable and water-resistant. Advantages include the ability to expand and contract with changes in moisture and temperature. The fact that it comes pre-finished is … Read More

Better Built Basements

An unfinished basement (or a basement that is damp, dark and dingy) is a waste of valuable space in your home. With the help of Fiderio & Sons, you can turn your basement into a bright, warm and comfortable space that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. All for less than you might expect.

If your walls and ceilings aren’t adequately insulated, pipes there could easily freeze. In addition, you’re losing a lot of heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. By adding insulation, you’ll lower your energy bills and help prevent frozen pipes in the winter. It’s a win-win situation. The cost will more than pay for itself in just a few years.

quite frankly no one in their right mind would ever install a window for 75 bucks, thats unrealistic around here and no true craftsman would ever work that cheaply. you … Read More