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

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On Site With Form-A-Drain

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

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Blind-Side Waterproofing

How a hillside home's failing block foundation was reinforced by poured concrete... More

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Foundation Drainage for a Low-Lying Site

How a big culvert installed vertically next to a foundation acts as an exterior... More

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Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction

An excavation contractor explains how to transform a steep, overgrown lot into a... More

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Drainage Instruction

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Perforated Pipe - Holes Up or Down?

The answer lies in how the pipe functions in the drainage systems you design. More

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Why Soil Moisture Matters When Pouring Concrete Footings

Super-dry soil can suck water out of wet concrete, while very wet soil will add... More

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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

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

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Warming up a Cold Concrete Slab Foundation

Here's how to retrofit insulation to the outside of a concrete slab, which is an... More

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