There’s a saying here in Maine that the only dry basement is the one you don’t build. Basements have historically housed our workshops, our train sets and kept items we couldn’t fit anywhere else close by and protected. In tornado country they offer shelter from storms.
But do basements actually serve these functions most efficiently? It’s a question many are asking as energy codes change and as we seek to do the right thing environmentally.
The video makes a case for considering alternatives to inefficiency of the full basement.
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