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Author Gay, Ron.

Title 5 steps to a dry basement or crawl space : a guide for homeowner & professional : also included, slab foundations, all about gutters, mold and bacteria / Ronald K. Gay.

Imprint Pontiac, MI : Welkin House, ©2005.


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 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  693.89 GAY    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 146 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144) and index.
Contents Basic facts -- My experience with wet basements -- House foundations -- The nature of concrete -- Protecting foundations -- Drains & drain lines -- Soils -- Water tables -- Flooding -- Sources of unwanted water -- Underground tunnels -- The 5 steps -- Describe existing problem -- Inspecting your home -- Correct roof run-off -- Correct landscaping -- Correct sumps, drains, cracks -- Case studies -- Sound advice -- Permanent exterior plumbing -- Bad fixes -- Aftermarket waterproofing systems -- A house without gutters -- Slab foundations -- Septic systems -- Drainage ditches -- Other issues -- House shopping -- All about gutters -- Purpose --Gutter types -- Installing gutters -- Downspouts & splash blocks -- Alternative methods & products -- Maintaining gutter systems -- Quick troubleshooting guide.
Summary It's raining, water starts seeping into your home's basement; what can a homeowner do? Fortunately, a new comprehensive book from WELKIN HOUSE can help fix that wet basement problem without expensive waterproofing methods. The author, Ronald Gay, is a veteran in the field of residential construction and consulting for over twenty years, specializing in wet-basement consulting for over ten. In this ground-breaking guide for homeowner and professional, new lessons are taught that make all the difference in solving this stressful, home-maintenance nightmare. This is an easy-to-understand, hands-on approach.
Subject Dampness in basements -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Basements -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drainage, House -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Waterproofing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Roof gutters -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Basements. (OCoLC)fst00828054
Dampness in basements. (OCoLC)fst00887315
Drainage, House. (OCoLC)fst00897455
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair. (OCoLC)fst00900125
Waterproofing. (OCoLC)fst01172709
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Title Five steps to a dry basement or crawl space
ISBN 0976365200 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780976365204 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781482388466 (paperback)
1482388464 (paperback)
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