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Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain

If your house is under assult from groundwater, make perforated pipe your first line of defense

An Energy-Smart Foundation in Two Days
An Energy-Smart Foundation in Two DaysOnline Membership Required

A compacted gravel footing is the only prep work required, and you don't have to wait for the weather

Energy Efficient From the Ground Up

One builder's plan yields Vermont's most energy-efficient house

Q & A: Problems after sealing a crawlspace

Keeping a Basement Dry
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Keeping a Basement Dry

Waterproofing the foundation walls is only the first step; you also need a system of drains around the foundation that silt won't render useless

Q & A: Moisture in a walk-out basement

Q & A: Retrofitting a vapor barrier

Q & A: Wet-wall woes

A Slab-On-Grade Foundation for Cold ClimatesOnline Membership Required

Proper drainage (lots of gravel) is the key

Insulating a floor
Tip: Insulating a floor

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