The Benefits of Non-Traditional Spaces in Your Home

Building out some non-traditional spaces in your home can add both value to your home while adding value to your life as well.  Added storage and living space makes the home more comfortable and versatile for day to day life.  Added storage space will make the house more attractive in the event that you decide on selling.  It may help to sell faster and you …

ASK FRED: How Do I Install Wood Floor Below Grade?

Ask FRED: How Do I Install Wood Floor Below Grade?
Installing a wood floor below grade can be done with the right preparation. First you must tape a one by one square foot piece of 6mm plastic to the concrete slab in a few locations and wait one week to see if water appears inside the plastic. This will let you know if moisture is …

ASK FRED: My Basement Feels Damp. Is There Anything I Can Do Outside to Help with This?

ASK FRED: My Basement Feels Damp. Is There Anything I Can Do Outside to Help with This?
This is a common question that we field in the Washington DC Metro area. The damp “feeling” is caused by cool humid conditions that naturally occur in basements. Typically, there is not as much air flow in the basement. Also, if the house has a central HVAC system, the …