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What Would Cause New Drainage Around House to Clog?

Due to some old drainage tiles collapsing our basement began to flood. We had a contractor put in a new drainage system around the house. After the repairs, the basement flooding stopped for a short period of time, but then returned. Nobody seems to know what would cause this problem.

Damp Basement... No Renovation?

I really want to finish our basement, but I've noticed that it can be really wet and damp sometimes. How can I know whether that will be a problem if we take on a basement renovation?

There's Money in Your Basement (Remodeling Project)

If you're looking for a good return on a large remodeling effort this year, consider finishing an empty basement space. While the return on investment (ROI) for remodeling always fluctuates

How Do I Create Proper Drainage for a Concrete Patio?

I am not sure what a water snake is, but it sounds interesting. Unfortunately there is no easy fix for a slab of concrete that doesn't drain properly. You could try cutting a drain into the patio where the water is pooling, but by the time you cut the slab

Adding bedrooms to an unfinished basement

We just purchased a house with an unfinished lower level and would like to finish the basement. We have already installed some new windows to meet code, but what should I do next? Do I start on the flooring first since it is a slab or start on the walls first? What about trim?

Cost to Diagnose and Fix a Leaky Basement

After even a small amount of rain, our basement floor is much too damp. I don't know if it's from runoff or seepage. I checked for condensation, but the problem is not from the walls. What's the best way to check for foundation problems and is it too late to use a sealant now? Is this going to cost a fortune?

How Much Will It Cost to Finish a Basement in Georgia?

What are some average costs I can expect to finish a 1,350 square foot basement in North Georgia?

What is the Cost of a Bulkhead Basement Remodeling Project?

I'm thinking about buying a three bedroom, one bathroom ranch home in Maine. The home also has a bulkhead basement. I would like to enter the basement from inside the house, as well as have a door that allows me to walk outside from the basement. Is is possible to remodel my basement in that way? What would be a ballpark cost of this basement remodel project?

Why is our basement getting wet?

For years our unfinished basement has been damp but lately we have noticed that our basement walls are actually wet! The other day my wife went into the basement and there was a large pool of water on the flooring. Here in Washington state we get a lot of rain, but we've never had water seeping into our basement before. What could be going on?

How Do I Prevent Roof Run Off from Getting into my Basement?

I get water in my basement when my neighbor's gutter system overflows. While, as a last resort, I think I could sue the neighbor and get them to remedy the situation, I think that my problem would go away if I had a way to channel the roof run off.

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