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Increase Your Home’s Value by Investing in Your Basement

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When it comes to return on investment, a basement reno is one of the smartest home improvements you can make. Whether you’re planning on selling or want to enjoy the space with your family, here are some tips to take your basement from lackluster to lavish.   Upgrade your flooring. Is your basement always cold? […]

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Is Your Basement Making You Sick?

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Mold and mildew are often found in Canadian basements. If you suspect dampness issues are affecting you and your family’s health, you could be right.   According to Health Canada, there is a relationship between indoor mold, a damp environment and increased eye, nose and throat irritation; coughing and phlegm build-up; wheezing; shortness of breath; […]

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Easy Basement Renovation Projects That Make a Difference

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Spring is the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects you’ve been putting off. If updating your basement into a fresh and usable space is on your list, check out these ideas from contractor and HGTV host Bryan Baeumler:   Add quality subflooring. When renovating your basement, prioritize the projects that will have the biggest […]

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

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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 finished floors –you need to consider installing a […]

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One Room, 5 Easy DIY Upgrades

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Renovating your whole house in one shot can be a multi-step, long ordeal with big upfront costs. Instead, consider easy upgrades and quick do-it-yourself projects to spiff up your space. To get you started, here are some wallet-friendly and time-friendly weekend DIY project ideas for transforming your space from floor-to ceiling.   Every space needs […]

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Contractor Tips: 7 Things You Need to Know About Basement Remodeling

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Earlier this year, Better Built Basements (BBB), a custom basement remodeling contractor in Berlin, Connecticut, started using DRICORE® in their basement solutions for clients. “As far as flooring goes, DRICORE is the only subfloor we use,” says Chris Hueble, a design consultant with BBB. “Before DRICORE came along with DRICORE SMARTWALL®, we had always done […]

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What You Need to Know About Older Basement Renovations From a DIYer and PRO

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When renovating a basement, owners of older homes often have to contend with different issues than homeowners of relatively new builds. Just ask Kristen, a homeowner and DIY blogger of Storefront Life who lives in a converted 100-year-old storefront in downtown Toronto. Finishing her basement, she had to contend with sloping floors, shorter ceiling heights, […]

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