Categories for Basements

How To Prepare Your Basement for Spring

May 18, 2022

During the spring and summer months, many people will enjoy the warmer weather and the ability to spend more of their time outside. While there is a lot to love about this time of the year, it can also bring rain and potential flooding in many parts of the country. Your basement is one part of your home that is most likely to be affected by heavy rain. Fortunately, there are tips that you can follow that can help you prepare your basement for spring to help keep this part of your home dry.  Do I Need to Prepare my... View Article

Can Winter Weather Affect Your Basement?

October 21, 2021

Your home is the best place to be once the temperatures plummet. Who doesn’t want to cuddle up on the couch with a hot beverage during the winter months? But that same cold weather can cause winter basement damage and even affect your home’s structural integrity. Frost, ice and cracks can also result in winter foundation damage. Read on to find out how the cold weather affects homes and how you can spare your home from damage. Water seepage If you have frozen ground and snow surrounding your home, it’s going to melt whenever the weather warms up—or even from... View Article

The Costs of Building a Basement

July 12, 2019

A basement provides a lot of extra space and value, both of which you’re going to want to consider whenever you’re building a new home. However, you also need to think about the costs of adding a basement to your home design, especially if there are challenging issues associated with the terrain in your area. Most people find basements to be well worth the investment they put in, but it’s still important to consider the factors that influence the cost. Here’s some information from a concrete contractor in Racine, WI. Type of basement Do you want a true basement, or... View Article

Turn Your Basement into a Man Cave

April 25, 2019

Do you have an unfinished basement in your home? If so, you may consider remodeling your space and investing in basement waterproofing in Racine, WI, as it will add on so much more usable space to your home. You can still preserve some of the space to dedicate for storage, but at least part of your basement could turn into something fun or useful. It might, for example, be a game room, rec room, bar or home theater. Of course, one of the most popular ideas is to turn it into a “man cave.” What exactly is a man cave?... View Article

Why Would I Waterproof My Basement?

April 9, 2018
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As a homeowner, you are always looking for ways to improve your house, both inside and outside. If your house has a basement, then one home improvement project you might consider taking on is waterproofing it. Not sure if you need this done? Here are some of the top benefits of basement waterproofing in Racine, WI. Increase space When you waterproof your basement, you increase the amount of available storage space as well as your overall living space. In regards to more storage space, the only way you can safely store your belongings in your basement is by ensuring the... View Article

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