Does Opening Windows Reduce Radon or Does it Stay in the Basement?

Opening Windows Reduce Radon

Were you told by your agent that opening windows will reduce radon in the basement?  And you are not sure? Let me explain. Yes, it is true that opening windows will reduce radon. In fact, letting fresh air come in and contaminated air go out is necessary to deal with Radon. However, if that’s the … Read moreDoes Opening Windows Reduce Radon or Does it Stay in the Basement?

How to Remove Humidity From a Room Without a Dehumidifier (and Naturally)

Line dry clothes in sun for less indoor humidity

It’s easy for anyone to just turn the dehumidifier on and stay comfortable.  But, you landed here to know the alternative. – I get it… The easiest alternative I would suggest is to find the source of humidity and fix it. That’s the easiest, cheapest and best.  You can follow through with improving air flow, … Read moreHow to Remove Humidity From a Room Without a Dehumidifier (and Naturally)

Framing Basement Walls Against Concrete and How to Steer Clear of Moisture Issues

Power drilling for basement framing against concrete corner wall

Framing Basement Walls Against Concrete – Methods, Step by Step Guide, Tips and Tricks The idea of framing basement walls against concrete only occurs if heyou belong to one of these. Which gang do you belong to? Concrete Wall is an eyesore … …Or Concrete walls make a statement”. Well, if you belong to the … Read moreFraming Basement Walls Against Concrete and How to Steer Clear of Moisture Issues

Window Well Covers and Grates: The Definitive Guide

Window well with no cover-water safety and animal hazard

It always put smiles on peoples faces, lights up the basement and a lower utilities bill – that is, if you have the basement at grade level.  At least a couple of walls at grade, if not the whole basement.  What if yours is a below-grade one. Window wells are going to help do that, … Read moreWindow Well Covers and Grates: The Definitive Guide

How to Dig Out a Basement from a Crawl Space-Bench Footing or Underpinning?

How to dig basement from crawlspace-with vertical beam support

Have you wondered why someone would leave 5 feet and build a crawlspace? I had the same thought when I bought a house and found the crawlspace to be in-between and just needed that extra 3 feet to make it habitable.  Let’s see how to dig out a basement and repurpose the crawlspace and eventually … Read moreHow to Dig Out a Basement from a Crawl Space-Bench Footing or Underpinning?

How to heat a room with a candle (or a few candles and flowerpot)? or not?

how-to-heat-a-room-with-Flowerpot-candle-heater-ideas

After I published my previous article on how to efficiently heat the basement, and after reading the post, someone posted this questions to me.  Why did I not address the absolute cheapest method – “How to heat a room with a candle (or a few candles)?”.  This is a response post. If you’re living in … Read moreHow to heat a room with a candle (or a few candles and flowerpot)? or not?

How to heat a basement efficiently in cold winter

Heating basement efficiently using Coal fire

Efficient Basement Heating ( and some cheap options too) I am sure your family is complaining, for a while, about the cold basement.  You need to figure out why your basement is cold. And explore various options to heat the basement space efficiently.  Here I will try to give all the information that is needed … Read moreHow to heat a basement efficiently in cold winter

Ideal humidity level for finished basement?

ideal indoor humidity level

Want to know the ideal humidity level for a comfortable living? Early Morning Dew Drop due to Indoor Humidity Humidity, regardless of whether it is in the living area finished or unfinished basement, there is no difference in the level that must be maintained.  There is one thing common though.  Ideal humidity level must be … Read moreIdeal humidity level for finished basement?

17 Killer Options to Get The Best of Basement Flooring

Killer ideas for basement flooring options

Best Flooring for Basement – The Ultimate Guide If you have done some flooring work in the house and racing to do your basement flooring project, stop.  Read this before you move forward. Basement flooring project is not your regular flooring project. It’s a tricky one.  Well, installation wise, for the most part, it is … Read more17 Killer Options to Get The Best of Basement Flooring