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  Basement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For buildings with basements, the furnace, water heater, car park and air-conditioning system of a house or building are typically located in the basement; so also are amenities such as the electrical distribution system, and cable television distribution point.
A cellar is a type of basement, primarily used for the storage of food and drink (especially wine) for use throughout the year.
Basement floor drains need to be filled regularly to prevent the trap from drying out and sewer gas from escaping into the basement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basement   (1680 words)

 HandymanWire - Basement Finishing Questions and Answers
For a basement wall, which is not bearing any weight, I would recommend the 2x4's (some even use 2x3's) set on 16 in centers and build the wall out from the cement blocks, so that you can still use the 6 in insulation.
The basement is mostly used as a rec room and is usually pretty noisy because of it.
Basements have a natural tendency to be damp since they are cooler and therefore the relative humidity goes up.
www.handymanwire.com /questions/basementfinishingq.html   (7035 words)

 deseretnews.com | Redo that dark, scary basement
Finishing a basement can be a less-expensive alternative to a home addition, and it doesn't require changing the exterior of your home or encroaching into your yard.
A finished basement is also preferable if you desire to create a room in which you want to block out natural light, such as a TV room or a home theater.
Safety codes require that each basement bedroom have a window whose lower ledge is not more than 44 inches from the floor and has at least 5.7-square-feet of clear opening space.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600142701,00.html   (573 words)

 Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair and Sump Pump Installation Contractors - Basements.Com - Mid-Atlantic ...
With the tremendous amount of rainfall we have received this year, basement waterproofing needs are amongst the highest demand of all home improvements.
Most of the time, it is the unseen water causing a lot of the damage to your basement.
But it is. Beware of brand new basement waterproofing companies that come along only when we receive a lot of precipitation, only to disappear once it dries out.
www.basements.com   (225 words)

 Article #106 - How Do I Enter Non-Uniformly Insulated Basement Walls in REScheck?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Assume a basement is to be constructed with 3-ft-high wood kneewalls built on a 5-ft-high concrete foundation.
R-11 basement batt insulation is to be installed on the first four feet of the interior of the basement walls.
After the basement component has been created, enter the sum of the gross area of all exterior basement walls in the Gross Area or Perimeter field and enter the assembly R-value (R-11) in the Continuous Insulation R-Value field.
energycode.pnl.gov /html/ResourceCenter/106.html   (892 words)

 Basement Systems, Inc. - Basement Remodeling Home Improvement Basement Repair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basement Systems has seen tens of thousands of finished and unfinished basements with water problems ranging from dampness to all-out flooding.
The idea is that basement water problems never get better, they only get worse as the house ages and the drains and coatings that protected the house fail.
Basement windows are notorious for being hard to open and drafty.
www.basementsystems.com /content/53/87   (1366 words)

 Basement Waterproofing Michigan Basement Water Problems Basement waterproofing systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Due to great demand we are including basement leak repair to our line up of work.
This crack developed in a basement after it was finished and did wreck the carpet.
If you are having basement water problems and at the same time you have your down spouts emptying into underground pipes for distribution underground, disconnect the down spouts and cement over the pipes and extend your down spouts away from the building.
www.expertcarpenter.com /html/waterproofing.html   (329 words)

 basement // ghost
Nearly four years later, mixing ideas and styles, J. Bordem has moved from his bedroom to the basement to further the pursuit of beauty in sound.
basement ghost - waltz of the wounded trombonist
basement ghost - ashes of a dying light This one came to me late one night as I was fiddling with my recorder.
www.basementghost.com   (544 words)

 U.S. Inspect - Professional Home Inspections: Basements - House Facts
Basements may be unfinished and used to store personal belongings and to house the mechanical systems such as the HVAC system, electrical panel, and main plumbing controls.
But finished or unfinished, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of all basements will experience a water penetration problem.
Generally, water penetration in a basement causes more damage to personal belongings and the mechanical systems in the basement than actual damage to structure.
www.usinspect.com /Crawlspace/Basements.asp   (179 words)

 BASEMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Beyond the health and safety issues of dampness and egress windows, the biggest issue in finishing a basement is how to hide all the overhead pipes, ducts and beams and still keep a fair amount of headroom.
It's obviously difficult in basements with less than 8' between the slab and the first floor joists, and in some cities building codes may not allow finished spaces with ceiling heights less than a certain height.
In lower level and basement projects, a prime concern is providing adequate lighting and avoiding dark, cave-like effects that poor lighting create.
www.valley4home.com /BASEMENT.html   (543 words)

 Technorati Tag: basement
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www.technorati.com /tag/basement   (471 words)

 Basement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rubber gloves, safety glasses, wear older clothes, small masonry chisel, hammer, caulk gun, wire brush, brick trowel (you could use a 4 inch putty knife), masonry caulk in a tub or bottle (for small cracks), hydraulic cement (this is a cement powder that can be purchased at the hardware store, used on cracks and holes).
If you have a "finished basement" where the walls are covered in drywall or paneling, you will first have to remove this wall covering material to determine your problem and make your repair.
If the basement is constantly damp with condensation you may need to also purchase a dehumidifier for the basement.
www.donbooth.com /basement.htm   (514 words)

 Howstuffworks "How House Construction Works"
At the bottom of the hole is a concrete slab, and then concrete or cinder-block walls form the outer walls of the basement.
Actually, a basement is poured in three pieces in most cases: the "beams," then the walls, and then the slab inside the walls, like this:
The L-shaped piece is a steel reinforcing bar to bind the beam and the wall together.
home.howstuffworks.com /house5.htm   (77 words)

When developing your basement there are considerations you should keep in mind.
In any case a smoke detector should be installed in the basement.
A family or games room is perfect for this area, and there is not a teenager alive that does not migrate to the basement to get that much needed 12 hours of sleep between midnight and noon.
www.weyoungrenovations.com /basement.htm   (157 words)

 Basement Answers - Basement Drainage Systems - Basement Drainage Systems
Basement Technologies, Inc. specializes in basement waterproofing by designing and manufacturing of exclusive patented products and other specialized products for basement finishing.
Basement Technologies, Inc. is a leader in design innovation of the basement waterproofing industry.
If one of Boston Basement Technologies’ customers has an emergency in the middle of the night, he/ she can call our emergency hotline and someone will return their call promptly.
www.basementanswers.com /basement_drainage_systems/pages/content   (401 words)

 Sound Home Resource Center-Topic
Basement and crawl space moisture problems are among the most common plagues of home ownership.
All basements and crawl spaces should be considered as having potential moisture and water problems.
By addressing these basic and often preventable causes of basement and crawl space moisture, it is possible to create basements which are 95% dry 95% of the time.
www.soundhome.com /topics/topic_basement.shtml   (2023 words)

 A Wet basement waterproofing and foundation repairs - JES Basement Systems - Testimonial
Although we had been warned that there would be some dust and debris, Kevin, Jarrett, and Harry spent considerable time and effort sweeping up and carrying debris to their truck to haul away.
Last may we contracted with JES Basement Systems to install a drainage system to prevent this aggravating and expensive problem.
It is a pleasure to go down to the basement and be assured that it is dry.
www.jesbasementsystems.com /testimonials.html   (1485 words)

 Basement - Check out our carpet and disaster recovery tips!
When the basement air is humid, the moisture in the air may condense on cool surfaces, such as cold water pipes, concrete or masonry walls, or a concrete floor.
When water collects next to a foundation wall, or when the water table (the water level under your property) is higher than your basement floor, hydrostatic pressure can force water through cracks, joints and porous areas in concrete walls and floors and through cracked or crumbling mortar joints in masonry walls.
Window wells around basement windows should be free of debris, have good drainage, and be properly sealed at the wall.
www.allabouthome.com /tips/structure/basement.html   (1121 words)

 Alamo Basement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the goal of Alamo Basement to get younger generations excited about theater so that those seats will be occupied again.
The appeal of Alamo Basement is their use of non-traditional forms of theater in non-traditional venues; improv in a café, sketch comedy in an art museum, dramatic vignettes on a beach.
Thus, Alamo Basement was created to serve as an umbrella for any performance project that the team wished to undertake.
www.alamobasement.com   (356 words)

 Basement flooring - Homes Across America: Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This morning, the first half of the basement floor was being poured, Once the basement floor is down, vehicular access to the lower levels of the
The floor of the basement has been laid at last, the window in the master bathroom has Getting ready for the basement floor, two vents through the roof.
Basement floor sealed with water-based cure-and-seal compound to reduce moisture transpiration.
flooring.directindexes.com /pdrid/flooring-basement-flooring.htm   (436 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Anti-glomerular basement membrane
This is a blood test that detects the presence of antibodies to glomerular (kidney) basement membrane proteins.
This test is used when the presence of antibodies against the glomerular basement membrane (part of the kidney filtering system) is suspected as the cause of kidney disease.
Immunologically-mediated kidney diseases may involve autoantibodies (antibodies against the body's own tissue) directed against kidney antigens; or it may involve immune complexes of autoantibodies (an antibody and  antigen combine to form a complex) that become deposited in the filtering system of the kidneys.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003524.htm   (667 words)

 Backup Sump Pumps & Accessories Shipped Nationwide - Complete Basement Waterproofing Services for Chicagoland!
Typically, this seepage will enter the basement through floor cracks and where the floor and wall meet.
A rubber membrane can be adhered to the exterior of the foundation, providing a waterproof barrier, of course, excavation of the foundation is required.
For interior drain tile drywall or paneling on walls must be removed at least a foot or two up from the floor.
www.floodnot.com /basement-waterproofing.htm   (538 words)

 Ultra Series Basement Door
Bilco is proud to introduce the Ultra Series Basement Door, the most significant basement door innovation since the first Bilco steel basement door more than 75 years ago.
The Ultra Series Basement Door was developed using 3D computer modeling and stress analysis to ensure product strength.
Basement door sill strip is constructed of extruded aluminum, and an EPDM rubber header gasket is supplied for weathertightness.
www.korit.com /basementdoor.htm   (467 words)

 Basement Finishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Erie Construction has developed a basement finishing system that solves the problems of traditional basement remodeling, adding valuable living space to your home.
In most cases, the Erie Basement Finishing System can be installed in about a week.
Plus, their acoustical design will make your basement perfect for a home theater or music room.
www.erieconstruction.com /products/basement1.htm   (248 words)

 Remodeling: Basements : ENERGY STAR
Improve the indoor air quality by correcting any damp basement problems and testing for radon before you begin the project to save money.
If your remodeled basement will include a Home Office, look for the ENERGY STAR label when choosing computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, and multi-function devices.
If you are adding a Home Entertainment system in your basement, look for the ENERGY STAR label on TVs, VCRs, and combination units, DVD and home audio products, and other electronics.
www.energystar.gov /index.cfm?c=remodeling.hm_improvement_basement   (303 words)

 Basement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some work has been done to finish the basement providing a new owner an opportunity to complete the work rather quickly.
The basement includes an archive area for storing just about anything from holiday decor to old tax receipts.
The controls for the in-ground watering system is also located in the basement and is equipped with a back-flow system for easy shut-down during the winter months.
www.icwhen.com /5006/pic-basement.html   (108 words)

 Genuine Basement Tapes
These mixes were of a crude nature that betrayed the primitive recording equipment used and put an end to the speculation that the basement tapes were actually recorded in Columbia's studios (yes, I had actually heard this rumor!).
These are the most famous songs from the basement tapes, and the first to be bootlegged.
The basement tapes songs couldn't go to waste, so they were sent out to various artists for demo purposes.
www.punkhart.com /dylan/reviews/basement_tapes.html   (5383 words)

 Basement Jaxx News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basement Jaxx Deliver New Compilation And Hopefully New Album This Fall Monday March 27, 2006 @ 06:00 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff Basement Jaxx lords Basement Jaxx are working on their...
In 1997, Atlantic Jaxx, Basement Jaxx's own label no less which was set up in 1994 in order for BJ fellas Simon and Felix to put their first records as a duo out, released A Compilation.
Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, aka London's Basement Jaxx, have two sets of fans: those who buy their music, a polyglot of rude and raw bass lines, R&B vocals, and insouciant disco bump; and those they spin...
www.topix.net /who/basement-jaxx   (615 words)

 Basement Systems, Inc. - Waterproofing Wet Basement Waterproofing Foundation Waterproofing Concrete Waterproofing
We are an international network of basement waterproofing contractors throughout North America, Ireland, and the U.K. From Maine to Seattle, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York to London – we have the resources to be there when you call us, years after your job is done.
If you have a wet basement or crawl space water problem of any kind, call us and we'll be there with experience and professionalism that will surpass your expectations.
As full-time Basement Waterproofing Contractors we strive to develop and provide superior basement waterproofing products and performance to solve your wet basement and dirt crawl space problems.
www.basementsystems.com   (280 words)

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