Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #174 – Use Basement Living Area In Summer

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 174 , Use Basement Living Area in Summer. A great idea for those who have basements. When I grew up my parent’s home did not have an air conditioner. So, I spent most of the time I was home in the basement playing games, etc. Additionally, I slept on a pull out cot at night. … [Read more...]

Completing the Basement Systems’ FlexiSpan Crack Repair System

FlexiSpan Urethane Sealant Overlay

In the last article in this series about the repair of the water leak in our basement, we saw the start of the FlexiSpan crack repair system being applied. Today this approach to stopping future water leaks through the crack in our basement's foundation wall is completed. Now, as we saw previously the FlexiSpan crack repair system from Basement Systems begins with properly applying urethane sealant into the crack in the wall. This is then followed by applying the FlexiSpan Foam Drain … [Read more...]

Creating A Dry Well For Sufficient Drainage

Increased Drainage Opening

Yesterday, in this series on our basement water leak repair, we found that we did not have sufficient drainage to cover the remote chance that the water leak would return some time in the future after the repair to the crack in the foundation wall. Now, remember that we are talking about a backup should the first part of the FlexiSpan solution not hold out all of the water which would be come in from the outside due to excessive rain storm or melting slow runnoff seeping down through the … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 2 – The Product

SaniDry Installed

In Part 1 we described how our two current portable dehumidifiers ran almost all the time in our basement and how we acquired for this year and beyond the ENERGY STAR rated SaniDry Dehumidifier from Basement Systems. Today, we take a look at the unit itself. Here it is installed in our basement with the optional upper and lower duct kits:  As you know, I like simple. This large unit simply plugs into any electrical outlet. According to the manual, the unit weighs 110 pounds with the … [Read more...]

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