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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.
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base·ment

(bās'mĕnt)
1. Synonym(s): base (1) .
2. A cavity or space partly or completely separated from a larger space above it.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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One more part that may raise some issue will be finding the right flooring for basements. Keep molds and mildew out by avoiding hardwood floors at all costs!
Space is often at a premium in basements, which may contain HVAC units, water heaters, filtration devices, ductwork, pipes, and the other appliances.
"Basements Complete" is a profusely illustrated instruction manual and guide by Steve Cory that covers the most popular remodeling approaches and projects for basements, including information on preventing mold and mildew, moving pipes up or over to make more headroom, bringing more light into a dark space, mitigating radon, and sealing floors and walls.
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As per changed parameters, the trade of basements in respect of the plots to be auctioned has been declared commercial.
MATT COOK, the Divisional President of Finished Basement Company, has designed and finished thousands of basements.
Changes in the construction and use of basements are making it more challenging for an appraiser to value this component of a house than it was in the past.
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.
Bottom line, if basements are heated, inward frost heave is not a problem, regardless of whether they are insulated or not.
All but three included basements. Wong had expected to sell primarily to budget-minded first-time buyers, anticipating that most would opt to finish the basements themselves as funds allowed.