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Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

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10 Steps To Building Your Own House

With laying the foundation, your house-build has truly begun. Footers are laid, foundation poured, and sides are waterproofed.

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Faux stone trailer skirting can be used on homes with concrete foundations, such as the one displayed here.

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Building the House Step by Step - Foundations - Rough-In Plumbing for Concrete Slab

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van Two Twenty One

10 Ways to Winterize Your House Against Bugs

As we head into the colder months of the year, bugs are looking for warm and dry places to hole up for the winter.  They’re like snowbirds, only they don’t require accommodations with shuffleboard courts and bingo.  So today I’m sharing 10 ways to winterize your house against bugs. 1. Put your vegetable garden to …

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Painting a Foundation on Your Home

Painting a Foundation of a House

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39 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal To Your Home

Cover an exposed foundation with ready-made panels.

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van The Family Handyman

Foundation Insulation Panels

insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.

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Rain barrel DIY-directions included - I like the additional hose to redirect water over flow away from the foundation of the house

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