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.

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How to Build Stairs for Your Deck — The

Sure, building deck stairs can be tricky. But in this story, we'll make it easy by showing you how to build stairs by estimating step dimensions.

How to Cast Concrete Fountains

How to Cast Concrete Fountains

How to Repair Rotted Wood - use wood hardener first then a polyester filler - instructions on site.  Use on screen door

How to Repair Rotted Wood

Rebuild and restore rotted wood without replacing it.use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood .

Don’t use too many fasteners. One large bolt is better than many screws or nails. You get the same strength but with fewer puncture wounds to the tree. Whenever possible, perch your tree house on top of fasteners rather than pinning beams to the tree. This gives the tree room to move and grow.  Even for smaller, lighter tree houses where the load is spread over three or four attachment points, consider using 1-in.- or 1-1/4-in.-diameter lag bolts.

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Don’t use too many fasteners. This gives the tree room to move and grow. Even for smaller, lighter tree houses where the load is spread over three or four attachment points, consider using or lag bolts.

How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk | The Family Handyman

How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

A wooden walkway makes an attractive and inexpensive garden path, is simpler and less backbreaking to make than a stone or concrete path, and works well in

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget | The Family Handyman

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

below, in additional information, are the materials list and construction drawings for the perfectly practical shed in the july/august 2015 issue. these are pdf files that you can download and print.

2015 Shed

Materials List and Shed Construction Drawings for the Perfectly Practical Shed in the July/August 2015 issue.

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The Family Handyman Trade Secrets: Fix Your Home Like a Pro! Dougie is the most inventive and skilled handyman I know.

How to Build a Screened In Patio - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

How to Build a Screened In Patio

How to Build a Screened In Patio - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

Home Maintenance: How to Fix a Chipped Sink - You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit  FamilyHandyman.com

How to Fix a Chipped Sink

Home Maintenance: How to Fix a Chipped Sink - You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit

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.

You can build this DIY garden arbor thanks to plans from The Family Handyman. It's big, but not difficult, only 6 pieces of wood total. Build it yourself!

You can build this DIY garden arbor thanks to plans from The Family Handyman. It& big, but not difficult, only 6 pieces of wood total.

How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Shed Plans - How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman Now You Can Build ANY Shed In A Weekend Even If You've Zero Woodworking Experience!

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