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A fter poring over reams of articles, ads, newproduct poop sheets and reports in an effort to update my 30 years of experience in building dry basements and crawl spaces (or drying wet ones), I am convinced that these modern methods offer little that's new under the sun (or, rather, below the surface). For one thing, the theme repeated ad nauseum by every one of the writers describing these innovations is always the same: Provide proper foundation drainage, backfilling and grading. So what else is new? Plain common sense and experience, combined with commonly available, inexpensive materials and practices, can accomplish wonders in waterproofing foundations. There's simply little need for some of the newfangled and costly materials. Of