Types of basement
Design and structural considerations
- Tanking – Systems that bond to the basement structure and physically hold back groundwater.
- Cavity Drainage – Dimpled plastic membranes are used to line the floors and walls of the basement, creating a "drained cavity." Any water entering this drained cavity is diverted to a sump pump and pumped away from the basement.
- Exterior Foundation Drain – Installing an exterior foundation drain that will drain away by gravity is the most effective means to waterproof a basement. An exterior system allows water to flow away from the basement without using pumps or electricity. An exterior drain also allows for the installation of a waterproof membrane to the foundation walls.
- Gravity system
- No pumps or electrical wiring required
- Membrane applied to exterior walls to prevent dampness, mold, moisture, and soil gases from entering the home
- Permanent solution
Real estate floorspace measures
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- National Research Council (Canada) Basement subject search
- HealthLink's Article on Mold Allergies
- Dry Basements and Crawl Spaces, Morgan Powell and Danny Rogers, Kansas State University, April 2008, 8 pages, illustrated
- Avoiding Basement Waterproofing Scams