Basement Construction

This chapter summarizes suggested practices related to basements.

Section 2.1 contains a brief summary of basement design practices and covers structural design, location of insulation, drainage and waterproofing, termite and wood decay control, and radon control.

Section 2.2 includes a series of alternative construction details.

Section 2.3 provides animations for selected configurations.

Section 2.4 is a checklist to be used during the design, construction, and site inspection of a basement.