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Concrete Basements Home
Can you have a basement? Water tables and soil conditions
Types of basements: Masonry, poured concrete basements, precast panel basements
Basement construction checklist
Finished Basements
Planning a Finished Basement
Popular Basement Uses: Workshop, laundry or media room
Codes for Finished Basements
Basement Permits: Permit types and an overview of the process
Preventing Moisture Problems
Waterproofing or dampproofing basements: Which to do
Foundation drainage and waterproofing: How to keep below-grade spaces dry
Keeping Moisture Out: Building healthier homes from the basement up
Enhancing & Repairing Existing Basements
Enhancing Basement Floors: Seven reasons why you should enhance rather than cover up concrete basement floors
Repairing Bowed Basement Walls: A carbon-fiber-reinforced grid system permanently stabilizes bowed foundation walls with minimal disruption and no excavation

Putting a concrete basement into your brand new home is one of the best investments you can make. Basements provide inexpensive space for a variety of purposes, from a family room or entertainment center to an office or extra bedroom. Below is a list of information that will meet all your basement construction needs.

For all aspects of concrete basement construction, design and repair, you'll find a wealth of knowledge within these links. Concrete is the most popular material used to construct basements. It is also becoming the preferred option for finished flooring of basements because of its resistance to moisture and many design options.

If you're searching for answers to fix leaks in your basement, stabilize walls, or fill cracks, this section can point to you to specific information with numerous articles, expert tips, photos, and more.

Basement Information
Basement Types Compare masonry, poured concrete and precast panel basements.
Waterproofing Basements Learn how a membrane can be applied to keep moisture out of your basement.
Concrete Basement Floors Discover seven reasons to enhance concrete floors in your basement.
Planning a Finished Basement Get tips for expanding your living space with a finished basement.
Repairing Basement Walls Discover how a carbon-fiber-reinforced grid system can permanently stabilize bowed basement walls.
Basement Design Ideas Get behind-the-scenes info on basement flooring projects and more.