Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing 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.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time. The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing 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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Build Your Own Garden Trellis

Build your own garden trellis for less than $10! This DIY garden trellis is perfect for climbing vines. Get your free plans at The Handyman's Daughter! | DIY fence trellis | gardening

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Stumped on how to transition between your baseboards and door trim? Try a plinth block! This handy tutorial will show you how.

Stumped on how to transition between your baseboards and door trim? Try a plinth block! This handy tutorial will show you how.

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