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Dry Basements are a Good Thing

The health risks and plain agony of a humid basement can be avoided if it’s properly finished in the first place. Our ‘builders grade'(not many others’) basement means we use an exterior wall draining system – installed BEFORE we start building interior walls. The concrete floor slab is poured after we install foundation membrane at the exterior wall / floor intersection. This is placed so that a wall membrane (like tyvec) can be tucked behind it – which would direct any moisture under the slab where it would be sumped away. This system protects the wall (insulation, structure, drywall, wiring,…

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