Holmes on Homes: Basements
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When it comes to home renovations there are three top projects; basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Follow Mike Holmes, Canada's most trusted contractor as he and his crew of dedicated pros fix home renovations gone terribly wrong and Make It Right.
Botched Basement Geoff and Lorraine hired a contractor to lower their basement. When the basement begins to leak and the contractor is nowhere to be found they turn to Mike who installs an interior weeping tile system and fi xes an electrical mess.
Lamin'aint Julia hired a contractor to renovate her basement and lay a new laminate floor. Just 6 months later the floor lifted in several spots and mold started to form in the bathroom. Mike comes to the rescue and lays new fl ooring with a few surprises along the way.
Jacking the Box Sian hired a contractor to pour a new foundation around the perimeter of the house but the wall was too small for the size of the house. Mike arrives to shore up Sian's house and give her a safe and warm basement.
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when homeowners want to turn their basement into a playroom, put in a floor or even just fix the coldroom or straighten the foundation of the house (btw, mike says DON'T), all you-know-what breaks loose for these people...
the moral here... make it right the first time!
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All of that being said, Mike's advice is great and will really help people finishing their basements, especially in older homes. I give Mike 5 stars, but because of the lack of description of the DVD which might lead people (like me) to believe that it was more than simply pasting 3 episodes together, I am forced to rate the DVD 2 stars.
For MUCH more detail, and more original material get Mike's book "Make It Right Attics And Basements." This was very helpful.
Also, a word to those looking for in-detail information on basement/foundation waterproofing (as I was): there is some good basic information and some fantastic tips in the DVD as well as book, but they're far from a how-to. Both of these products are much more geared to whole basement finishing.