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xx   HOUSE
xx   WATER

Cures for wet basements. How to determine the source of the wetness and tips on repair. Covers drainage, condensation, seepage, wall leaks and floor leaks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1977 (v.55#8) pg. 42

Wet basements. A close look at the causes and remedies
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1980 (v.3#8) pg. 20

Guide to solving basement dampness.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1982 (v.5#7) pg. 19

Cures for a leaking basement. Tips on finding the source and curing it.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1986 (v.9#6) pg. 44

Guide to diagnosing and curing your wet-basement problems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1994 (v.17#12) pg. 35

How to trace leaks and seepage in basements and what to do about them when they are found.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 50

What to do about water in the basement. Where to look for leaks and how to make the proper repairs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #139 Oct 1972 (v.22#8) pg. 54

Suggestions on simple cures for wet basements. Repairing cracks, applying a waterproof sealer, improving outside drainage and dehumidifying. Part 1.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 46

Suggestions on simple cures for wet basements. Repairing cracks, applying a waterproof sealer, improving outside drainage and dehumidifying. Part 2.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #157 Oct 1974 (v.24#8) pg. 48

What to do about wet basements. A look at typical problems (leaky gutters and downspouts, improper grading, blocked drainage pipes) and how to solve them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 50

What to do about wet basements. How to correct floor cracks, wall interiors, wall exteriors, and wall cracks. Tips on determining the source of the water.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 85

Solving basement water problems. Techniques for draining water before and after it penetrates basement walls and floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 36

Tips on patching and sealing foundation cracks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 96

Quick, low cost ways to cure a wet basement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 60

Tip: How to drain a basement window well.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 10

Tips on reducing dampness in a crawl space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 26

Why basements leak. Controlling moisture movement through foundations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 12

Help for a damp basement. How to prepare a masonry wall to receive waterproofing masonry paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 17

An explanation of why basements leak and some solutions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #318 May 1991 (v.41#5) pg. 22

How to dry up a wet basement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #339 Jun 1993 (v.43#6) pg. 68

Basement waterproofing. A new way to seal basements from the inside using crystalline waterproofing material.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 40

Drying up a wet basement. Determining the source of water and correcting the problem.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 107

Waterproofing earth-sheltered houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 35

Tips on avoiding moisture problems on the inside of an old stone foundation which is being covered with insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 8
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 12

Tip: How to determine the cause of a damp spot on a basement concrete floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 8

Tips on preventing water seepage into the foundations and cellars of old buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 18

Tip on preventing capillary action from drawing water into the joint between doubled joists.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 26

Advice on causes and possible cures for a basement slab that was poured without a vapor shield and not engineered to deal with a water problem.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 16
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 16

Advice on waterproofing a stone foundation. Various options described.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 14

How to waterproof brick piers constructed below ground level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 20

Selecting a moisture-proofing system for new basements. More effective alternatives to tar.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 48

Advice on determining the cause of moisture in a walk-out basement.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 14

Most common house problems and possible cures. A look at problems relating to moisture and mildew.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 10

Basement wall revival. Tips on repairing moisture damage to poured concrete basement walls and preventing its recurrence.
HOME MECHANIX #731 Mar 1989 (v.85) pg. 22

Tip: Install scrap angle iron at the inside base of a basement wall. This forms a channel to direct water seepage to a sump pump hole.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 18

How to install a hollow baseboard drain system to dry up a wet basement.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1985 (v.10#5) pg. 52

Tip on waterproofing the exterior of a foundation wall.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 50

How to make a wet basement dry and livable. Tips on locating downspout runoff and the repair and coating of basement walls from the outside.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 113

How to install a perimeter interior drain in a concrete block walled basement.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 81

Sure cures for a wet basement. How to divert water, improve drainage, waterproof walls, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 93

How to moisture-proof your basement walls.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 12

Tips on repairing your foundation.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 126

Dealing with basement water problems. Ten common problems are identified and seven solutions suggested.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #99 May-Jun 1986 pg. 26

Basement waterproofers. Tests and evaluations of the various "paint-on" waterproofers. Results for 22 different brands, plus tips on application.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 38

Interior and exterior remedies for wet basements.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 32

A new waterproofing system for basements consists of prefabricated mats that are placed against the outside of the foundation wall after conventional waterproofing.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 12

Stopping seepage through exterior brick walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1975 (v.3#8) pg. 2

Selecting the correct masonry sealer.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1975 (v.3#11) pg. 6

Cures for a wet basement. A look at ways to handle condensation, storm seepage, and cracks in the foundation wall.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1978 (v.6#2) pg. 22
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1978 (v.6#5) pg. 50

Wet basements. What causes them and tips on reducing or eliminating the problem.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.9#6) pg. 123

Wet basements. More ways of dealing with water from inside and outside.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.9#8) pg. 169

Tip: Formula for making a waterproofing compound for concrete block walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1982 (v.10#11) pg. 227

Dry up your wet basement by installing an interior perimeter drain system to remove water seepage. Two designs are reviewed.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 150

Tips on controlling "rising damp", a condition in which groundwater is sucked up into masonry walls through capillary action.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 25

Water in the cellar. Determining the source and how to stop it.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 35
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 12

Waterproofing historic foundations. A contractor describes modern materials and methods.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 41
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 12

Rising damp. What to do when masonry foundation walls (brick, stone, block) become wicks that draw water up from the ground.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 43
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.22#5) pg. 8

What to do about wet basements.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 154

Basement gutter with pump carries off seepage of water into basement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 165

How to waterproof your basement. Gives tips on exterior waterproofing and interior repairs to check moisture. Covers insulating water pipes, repairing foundation cracks, remortising the wall-floor joint and applying interior coatings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 92

Eleven ways water gets into your basement and how to stop it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 163

How to dry out a wet basement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 149

Tip: How to test your concrete basement floor for moisture.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 56

Techniques for waterproofing a cold seam in a poured foundation wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1992 (v.169#6) pg. 87

Basic basement waterproofing techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1993 (v.170#4) pg. 102

Repair basement leaks by plugging cracks with hydraulic cement.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1966 (v.189#1) pg. 121

Sure cures for leaky basements using some of the new inside coatings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1972 (v.201#3) pg. 100

Home cure for a damp basement. How to drill holes in the base of a basement wall, collect the seepage in a plastic pipe, and pipe it to the sump pit for disposal. This technique was used to remove water which had backed up into the hollow cores of concrete blocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 178

Waterproofing your basement. Charts compare 27 waterproofing paints. Tips given on causes of wet basements, outside solutions, applying the paint, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.3#7) pg. 50

Basement waterproofing. Part 1. Prevention steps to take during construction.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1991 (v.6#5) pg. 64
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1991 (v.6#6) pg. 13

Basement waterproofing. Part 2. Troubleshooting a wet basement.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1991 (v.6#6) pg. 76

Repairing basement walls so they don't leak water.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.37#4) pg. 75

Drying out a wet basement. How to cure most water problems with a few simple, low-cost steps.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #826 Jun 1998 (v.94) pg. 61

Instructions for sealing concrete block walls to prevent water from seeping into the basement.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 6

Tips on waterproofing basement walls.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 51

Photos show installation of the "Beaver Basement Water Control System" consisting of plastic baseboard gutters to channel water seepage to inside drains.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 79

Cure basement moisture. How to turn a chronically damp basement into usable space. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 59, 15
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 14

Tips on adding a vapor barrier to a concrete-over-gravel basement floor prior to installing sleepers, insulation, and flooring.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 14