For questions generally relating to habitable spaces in a home below ground level, and to foundation types that include a space of this type.

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How do I build a basement that does not leak when I have a high water level?

How do I insure a basement will not leak when the site has a high water level?
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Should I use a subfloor for a finished basement's floor?

We are refinishing our basement and have not yet decided what to do for the floors. Part of the basement will be tile, and we are all set. However, the rec room side is going to be carpet. The ...
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How do I install a new, non load bearing wall in my basement?

I'm looking to finish my basement and simply want to wall off the concrete blocks that make up the wall. I want to insulate it as well so that it becomes a usable family room when I'm done. How do I ...