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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.

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 slope over the first 4 ft.

Composting Tips: Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/garden/composting-tips/view-all

Composting Tips

Composting Tips - Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks.

How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating  With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home

How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating

Turn your unfinished basement into beautiful, functional living space. Framing basement walls and ceilings is the core of any basement finishing project. Learn how to insulate and frame the walls and ceilings, build soffits, frame partition walls and fram

I saw this in "Ken's favorite shop tips" in The Family Handyman April 2014.

Ken's Favorite Shop Tips Using a right angle clamping jig to hold cabinet parts together when gluing.

How to Caulk a Tub Surround - Step by Step | The Family Handyman

How to Caulk a Tub Surround

28 Brilliant Garage Organization Ideas | Out-of-the-way ladder storage

28 Brilliant Garage Organization Ideas (With Pictures)

How to Remove Paint From Hardware | The Family Handyman

How to Remove Paint From Hardware

How to remove paint from hardware. Hot water in old crock pot paint stripping. Soak painted hardware in hot water to loosen many layers of paint and make cleaning much easier. Works on most paints. Not so on finishes like lacquer.

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