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How many uses can you find for your basement & garage? Hometalk members have turned their basements & garages into all kinds of fun and functional spaces. Do you need help making the right decisions about your basement remodel or need expert advice about a garage installation? Ask the Hometalk community, and get answers from Hometalk members who have done similar projects. Or share photos of your basement & garage storage solutions. After all...who doesn't love a great basement or garage?
We just bought a 1920s home that leaks in all four corners of the basement. We are working on resloping the yard and fixing gutters. Any suggestions on how to waterproof the basement itself? Sealant on the outside? inside?
At the bottom of my concrete outside basement steps is a small round perforated steel drain plate. I assume that this leads to a drywell, but over the course of 60+ years, the well is
completely full of silt and mud. Water that collects at the bottom of the stairs eventually drains out (over a period of days) but a heavy rain will quickly overwhelm the area, and water comes in under the basement door.
I haven't been able to pry the drainplate off, but could probably chip out enough concrete to do that if I thought I could get the muck out of the well by removing it.
Covering the basement stairs is a possibility, but not an easy one in this case.
We are going to start a basement renovation this summer, but if I'm going to do it I want it done RIGHT. So tell me... where do we begin because I am overwhelmed with the thought of it.
Our basement is probably 1,500 sq ft and I already have a wish list... Office/Scrapbooking room, Playroom/Lounge Area, Dance/Exercise Room, Bathroom, etc. The bathroom is roughed-in, but other than that it's just concrete floors and walls. Should I get a Designer/Architect to make the most of the space I want to create and get the decor I want? If I do that is it going to cost an outrageous amount? Any and all advice is much appreciated!
When i bought my house three years ago i was told that the two owners ago used the garage as a second living room and had the the garage door taken out and built a wall there. Then the
owners before be put in the garage door and track. My problem is the door is not sealed up just right. I can see daylight almost all the way around mainly on the bottom, and the sides and top, as seen in the pictures are, only sealed by the white rubber door seal. What can i do to seal this up better to help keep it warmer when i am working in it?