Drainage

JLC Field Guide: Drainage

With any foundation coating and insulation you might use to help avoid a wet basement or seeping slab, it must be paired with permanently working drain.

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Drainage Featured Articles

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Curing Crawlspace Moisture Problems

In hot, humid climates, more ventilation is not always the answer to excessive crawlspace moisture. This remodeler uses a variety of approaches, depending on the situation. More

On Site With Form-A-Drain
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On Site With Form-A-Drain

This modular plastic footing form doubles as a perimeter drain. More

Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction
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Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction

Excavation contractor George Bothelho takes us from a tiny ramshackle cottage on... More

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New Orleans Ponders Detention-Pond Approach to Flood Management

Instead of pumping the water out every time there’s a heavy rain, some New Orleans planners envision a system of occasional wetlands to soak up the extra water. More

Floods Overwhelm Sewer Plant in Hull, Massachusetts
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Floods Overwhelm Sewer Plant in Hull, Massachusetts

Authorities aren’t sure why a sewer plant in Hull, Massachusetts, flooded and... More

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Drainage Instruction

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Concrete Footings and Soil Moisture

Does the moisture content of the soil in a footing hole affect how bagged concrete cures? More

New York City Adopting Green Remedies for Stormwater Runoff
Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows
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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing... More

Insulating Outside the Foundation
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Insulating Outside the Foundation

Best practices for insulating a foundation. More

Helical Pile Foundations
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Helical Pile Foundations

Contractors weigh in on the advantages of helical piles over concrete tubes,in... More

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