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[IMAGE: Finished Basement]
Upgrading Below Grade
Her Home, October 2005
An unfinished basement really isn't a living area, is it? Mainly, it's storage, doubling as the involuntary destination for rambunctious kids on a rainy day. Which is a shame, really, because well-constructed basements have many characteristics that make them ideal for everyday uses. Basements are quiet, naturally cool and -- because they are separate from the primary living area -- inherently private.
A Breath of Fresh Air: Keeping Indoor Air Clean and Comfortable
Her Home, Spring 2005
If you're planning to build a home, you're in the perfect position to make it a healthy one by considering several techniques for improving indoor air quality.
Keep the Whole House Warm and Dry
Best Building Practices for Dry Basements
Damp basements start with damp foundations.
Durability by Design can help you ensure a dry basement, even in wet
[IMAGE: Rules of thumb for damp foundations]
Quiet. Cool. Private. Take another look at all the potential down below.
Click on the illustration for the elements of good foundation preparation.
Passive Radon-Resistant Construction
Content updated on 7/14/2006
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