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    Air Admittance Valves

    I had a laundry sink installed in my basement. Instead of venting the sink to the vent stack the plumber put an Air Admittance Valve near the sink. Is there any danger of noxious gases being...
  2. Thread: wet basement

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    Re: wet basement

    Hopefully someone can help us. My contractor apparently is learning on my house. He is installing an interior perimeter drain. He dug the trench all around the inside of the foundation, put gravel...
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    Re: wet basement

    ok, now I am really confused. If he does not drill the holes at the base of each concrete block column will my basement stay damp???

    Thank you
    Alyson
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    Re: wet basement

    Thanks for all the help. I am attaching a photo of my house. My property line is at the concrete path on the side of the house that is visible on the picture. On that side my property is 4 feet...
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    Re: wet basement

    An exterior drain probably never existed on my property and installing one would be very difficult without damaging my neighbor's property. Houses here are between 5 and 8 feet apart. My contractor...
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    wet basement

    I have 60 year old house. I want to finish the basement to use as living space.

    The basement walls are concrete blocks which have been painted with dryloc. The gutters have been checked and...
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