Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Converting a Basement, Attic or Garage

Families grow, our needs change, and sometimes, we just need more room. Regardless of the reason, here are tips for converting a basement, attic or garage into living space.

3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Safety

Use these three products to add an extra layer of safety to your family home.

3 Products to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure

Watch the video No matter the threat, protecting your family is any homeowner’s number one priority. The key to staying one step ahead of any dangerous situation — whether it's a health threat or...
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Why We Use Stone Wool Insulation

Stone wool insulation, like that from Rockwool, is fire-resistant, mold- and mildew-resistant, and absorbs sounds from adjacent rooms. See why else we like this stuff!
Water damage to home caused by hurricane related flooding.

Tips for Maintaining an Efficient Sump Pump

A sump pump can be an effective device for moving accumulated water away from your house and preventing costly repairs. Here are a few tips to keep your sump pump in good working order.

Protecting Your Home from Water Damage and Flooding

Find out how to protect your home from flooding and water damage, including how to help keep water out of basements and installing sewer backflow valves.
Rolling masonry sealer on basement walls.

How to Apply Masonry Sealer to Basement Walls

Watch this video for tips on how to keep rainwater away from your foundation and apply masonry sealer to basement walls to reduce moisture.
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Basement Refinishing Tips for Your Home

Finishing a basement can be a great way to add extra living space to your home. But before you take on a basement remodeling project, it’s important to consider potential problems, like excess moisture, low ceilings, lack of emergency exits, and stairways that aren't up to code.
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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2x4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.