DRICORE vs. Plywood Subfloor: Which Is Better, Cheaper?

DRICORE vs. Plywood Subfloor: Which Is Better, Cheaper?

Source: Thespruce.com by Lee Wallender Keeping a bone-dry floor is essential when finishing your basement. Being below grade, basements have water potentially coming in from all directions: seeping in from foundation walls, dripping from plumbing, pouring from services located in the basement (water heater, washer, etc.), and wicking up from the concrete floor. Before installing your floor covering–the floor that you see and walk on–you will install a subfloor. This subfloor elevates the floor cover and acts as a barrier to moisture seeping upward. You…

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Bryan Baeumler’s Top 5 Tips To Remodel Your Basement Like A Pro

Bryan Baeumler’s Top 5 Tips To Remodel Your Basement Like A Pro

Written by Toronto Storeys   Bryan Baeumler is known for his hit TV shows such as, “House of Bryan,” “Disaster DIY,” and “Leave it to Bryan.” And while Bryan doesn’t know you, he wants to help you. Because he knows how hard it can be to remodel your basement. Why build up (or out) when that extra space you’re looking for is already available in your basement. So, whether you currently use it for storage, a space for your laundry or…

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DRICORE HELPS THE BAKER FAMILY BUILD A BASEMENT FOR GAVIN

DRICORE HELPS THE BAKER FAMILY BUILD A BASEMENT FOR GAVIN

There may be many reasons to remodel a basement, but for Jeremy Baker of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, his main reason was his one-year-old son Gavin, who’s living with brittle bone disease. Gavin was born with a rare genetic mutation called Type III Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), which is a collagen defect that affects the structure of your bones. “Gavin had tons of fractures in utero, before he was born,” says Baker. “His limbs are shorter, there’s curvature to his bones and this…

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THE BEST DIY DRICORE TIPS FROM OUR DRICORESPONDENTS

THE BEST DIY DRICORE TIPS FROM OUR DRICORESPONDENTS

Winter is a great time to tackle indoor home renovations. After all, ‘tis the season for warmth and comfort. With a little help from DRIcore, your basement could easily be your favourite space this winter. Tackling a DIY basement renovation using DRIcore Products means you can finish faster because both Subfloor and SMARTWALL are made for easy installation. To help you get started, we compiled the best DIY tips from our very own DRIcorespondents as they share first-hand advice on…

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CONTRACTOR TIPS: 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BASEMENT REMODELLING

CONTRACTOR TIPS: 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BASEMENT REMODELLING

Earlier this year, Better Built Basements (BBB), a custom basement remodelling contractor in Berlin, Connecticut, started using DRIcore Products in their basement solutions for clients. “As far as flooring goes, DRIcore is the only subfloor we use,” says Chris Hueble, design consultant with BBB. “Before DRIcore came along with SMARTWALL, we had always done traditional stick framing. But we switched to SMARTWALL and it has cut our installation time in half.” We sat down with Hueble and asked him what…

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