27 Sep '13, 11am

My latest blog: Fixing a wet basement.

Wide roof overhangs to keep rain away from the foundation; Gutters at the roof eaves; these gutters should be connected to conductor pipes that convey the roof water far from the house (either to daylight or a dry well Underground structure that captures, then slowly releases storm-water runoff so that it can be absorbed by the soil. ); A 4-inch-thick layer of crushed stone under the basement slab as a capillary Forces that lift water or pull it through porous materials, such as concrete. The tendency of a material to wick water due to the surface tension of the water molecules. break; the crushed stone layer needs to be vented through the roof to help control radon Colorless, odorless, short-lived radioactive gas that can seep into homes and result in lung cancer risk. Radon and its decay products emit cancer-causing alpha, beta, and gamma particles. ; A layer of horizont...

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