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base·ment

(bās'ment),
1. Synonym(s): base (1)
2. A cavity or space partly or completely separated from a larger space above it.

base·ment

(bās'mĕnt)
1. Synonym(s): base (1) .
2. A cavity or space partly or completely separated from a larger space above it.
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The votes were tallied, and The Basement Doctor, a trusted waterproofing and foundation repair company since 1987, was awarded top honors in three categories: waterproofing, foundation repair, and basement finishing.
The researcher will go to their basements and gave the questionnaire to them, and persuade the migrants to complete the questionnaire in front of the researcher.
However, there is frustration on the part of appraisers, builders, homeowners, and sales people about the difference between the cost of basements and the value given them in appraisals.
IT SEEMS that if you live in Knightsbridge or Chelsea, you can't hold your head up unless you have a couple of floors of basements beneath your house for the pool, gym, cinema and car park.
During the 1960s, cellars or basements fell out of favour with developers mainly due to the cost factors of deeper foundations and unreliable waterproofing systems making them unpopular with homeowners.
And with increased pressure on land availability nationwide, developers too are looking towards Europe and North America where basements are the norm rather than the exception.
Key point--heated basements never, ever, experience inward frost heave, if they are warmer than the ground.
Basements present their own challenges, such as moisture, lack of heat and light, among other issues, but many ideas are presented to remedy these.
One of the concepts behind the gallery name is to create a platform for bringing these artists and their works out of the 'basements' where art is sometimes stored and forgotten into a growing regional and global marketplace," said Baharak Raoufi, one of the founders of the BASEMENT gallery.
That's why department stores should bring back their bargain basements.
4 In some areas of London planners are concerned that too many basements are having a "Swiss cheese" effect on the substrata and they may be tightening up on permissions.