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Damp proofing-Waterproofing Choices

Damp proofing-Waterproofing Choices

General: There are a lot of damp proofing-waterproofing choices available to homebuilders and new home buyers today. This article provides some basic details regarding what can be expected from the products in… Read more »

Damp proofing-Waterproofing — They are Not the Same!

Damp proofing-Waterproofing — They are Not the Same!

Basements add value to a home because they create storage space and the potential to add additional living space; but only if it is dry. If you are planning to… Read more »

Basement-Foundation — What’s the Difference?

Basement-Foundation — What’s the Difference?

There are some dictionary definition distinctions between a foundation (the lowest supporting element of a house by which the house is supported) and a basement (the space in a house that… Read more »

Basements — The Basics

Basements — The Basics

Before you can determine which foundation type is best, you need to know what the options are, and the benefits or disadvantages of each.  Basement foundation assemblies are designed to… Read more »

Basements–Which Type is Best?

Basements–Which Type is Best?

To determine the bests type of basement foundation, you will have to analyze a number of variables and prioritize their importance. Code – All basement foundations in your area have… Read more »

PWF-Wood Foundation Basements — Commentary

PWF-Wood Foundation Basements — Commentary

PWF (permanent wood foundation) basements History – When you think of basements, you usually think of concrete, but the concept of using wood for a basement is actually pretty sound…. Read more »

ICF-Insulated Concrete Form Basements — Commentary

ICF-Insulated Concrete Form Basements — Commentary

ICF-insulated concrete form basements History – In general terms ICF-insulated concrete forms are like giant, specially designed polystyrene blocks that, once assembled, can be filled with concrete; creating strong, energy… Read more »

Precast Concrete Basements — Commentary

Precast Concrete Basements — Commentary

Precast concrete basements History – It’s difficult to determine when the concept for manufacturing precast concrete basements was first conceived, but the process became a viable industry in the 1980s…. Read more »

Poured Concrete Basements — Commentary

Poured Concrete Basements — Commentary

Poured concrete basements History – Concrete is a mixture of cement, water and aggregate. Concrete has been used as a construction material dating back to Roman times.  While concrete had… Read more »

Concrete Block Basements — Commentary

Concrete Block Basements — Commentary

CMU (common masonry unit) or concrete block basements History – The concrete block was invented around 1830 and manufacturing of CMUs began in earnest in the early 1900s. Where basement… Read more »