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All-Foam Basement Subfloors Boost Warmth and Discourage Mold

By: Steve Maxwell of Bailey Line Road   Autumn is when most Canadian basement finishing campaigns begin. Unfortunately, many homeowners pay big money to have their basements finished, only to end up with substantially lower overall indoor air quality over time. Hidden mold and mildew growth is the reason why, and a new kind of […]

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Why All-Foam Basement Subfloors Make Sense

By: Steve Maxwell of Bailey Line Road   I’m always looking for new and useful innovations to make finished basements better. DRICORE Insul-Armor all-foam subfloor panels are my latest discovery, they’re unique, and they do things that other basement subfloor options can’t match. To make sense of this innovation, you need to understand something about […]

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More Living In Less Space

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By: Steve Maxwell   When COVID lockdowns first appeared earlier this year, summer was on its way in, providing opportunities to get away outdoors. If lockdowns come again, some of us will face what amounts to another round of house arrest, except with the added burden of cold, wet, freezing winter weather outside. All this […]

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Top Home Renovations to Invest in This Fall

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Today, many families are focused on improving their homes instead of spending money on vacations and entertainment outside. With autumn as your last major chance to renovate before the winter, here are some of the best projects to tackle now for maximum enjoyment of your space.   Upgrade your kitchen   The kitchen is the […]

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How to Create Extra Coziness and Warmth at Home This Winter

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Many of us are feeling anxious and stressed lately as the pandemic continues to take a toll. To combat this, take refuge in the safety and comfort of home. With colder weather approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure it’s a cozy, inviting space to enjoy.   Decorate your interiors   Never underestimate […]

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Stay Productive at Home With a Basement Makeover

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Working from home offers many advantages – from cozy pajama bottoms to no more long commutes. But with constant distractions from family or household chores, productivity can take a major hit when you don’t have a dedicated workspace.    Fortunately, you can take advantage of the underused space in your home, such as in your […]

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How to Maximize Your Investment on a Basement Reno Project

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A great home improvement project is finishing your basement. That’s because research shows it gives you a major return on investment, providing you great value for your money. Here are some pro tips to make the most of your makeover:   Know when to hire a pro. It can be tempting to DIY many basement […]

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3 Key Steps in Basement Renovation Planning

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Key steps in basement renovation planning Now’s the time when many of us start thinking about what home improvement projects we’d like to tackle this year. For those renovating their basement this season, here are the key steps you need to take:   Plan your project and design your layout. It’s important to set out […]

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

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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 […]

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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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5 Tips for Planning Your Basement Renovation

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Basement remodels are a smart way to expand your home’s living space. Power and plumbing are already in place and it won’t change your home’s profile. The versatility of a basement space means it can be anything from your new family room, home theatre or guest bedroom. In every basement reno, the most important stage […]

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Vancouver Native Shares Her Basement Project

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Basement remodels are a smart way to expand your home’s living space as they are fairly easy to tackle and more cost-efficient than building beyond your home’s footprint. Power and plumbing is already in place and it won’t change your home’s profile. The versatility of a basement space means it can be anything from your […]

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Redoing Your Basement This Spring? Buck Traditional Finishing Methods to Better Protect Your New Space From Moisture.

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There’s no easier way to increase living space in your current home than by developing your basement, but traditional finishing methods may be undermining your project— especially if you have more enthusiasm than experience.   “In my experience, traditional systems can set the stage for hidden mold growth, poor energy performance, and even low indoor […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Basement Renovations

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Turning your basement into a warm and comfortable living space is a smart move, especially in a hot housing market. Why? Finishing your basement adds to your home’s value and gives you extra living space without taking up any additional valuable lot space. Basement renovations can be inconvenient but if you follow a few key […]

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4 Ways to Streamline Your Basement Renovation

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For many people, the idea of taking on a home renovation project is enough to send them running straight to a realtor. No one wants to live in a construction zone. If you’re a DIYer juggling home improvement around work, family, and personal commitments, projects like a basement renovation can seem overwhelming. While a home […]

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Skip Bedell (TV Host and Professional Contractor)

“You never want to put your finished floors on top of wet, damp, and cold concrete. DRICORE® Subfloors gives you a layer of protection to help with moisture and cold coming from concrete.”

Skip Bedell

Steve Maxwell (Professional Contractor)

“Nobody wants a musty smell in the house and that’s why I go with DRICORE® Subfloors.”

Steve Maxwell

Bryan Baeumler (HGTV Host and Professional Contractor)

“In my mind, you cannot finish a basement without putting down DRICORE®. Every house I’ve ever built has DRICORE® in the basement, it’s the only way to do it.”

Bryan Baeumler
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