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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

A Fast Foundation for an AdditionOnline Membership Required

Thanks to interlocking foam forms, you can form, pour, and insulate any small foundation in a single day

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

Fixes for Damp, Moldy Houses
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Fixes for Damp, Moldy HousesOnline Membership Required

Drying the foundation and sealing air leaks make houses durable and healthy

Details for a Dry Foundation
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Details for a Dry Foundation

Think of the ground around the house as the roof that keeps the foundation dry

Selecting a Moisture-proofing System for New BasementsOnline Membership Required

New products from the latest technologies offer more effective alternatives to slopping sticky tar onto new foundations

Q & A: Wet-wall woes

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

Proper drainage (lots of gravel) is the key

Perimeter insulation detail
Tip: Perimeter insulation detail

Insulating and Parging FoundationsOnline Membership Required

Covering concrete walls with rigid foam insulation and troweling on stucco requires experience with the materials

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