Tips Designing a House Basement Home Basement (foto: homedesign) WITH the increasing number of people aware of the need for space in the house, redecorating and renovating the basement now become a necessity. With proper arrangement, the basement is dark and damp can be a comfortable area for your family activities. Limited land would often make you think to get around the existing space. The addition of space to be the main solution, whether taken up or down. One additional space under the basement level. Rizky Artando architect explains, the term usually refers to the basement of the home application of more than one floor below the ground floor of your building. Dwelling with shallow foundations generally do not have a basement. Function is more often used as a warehouse, garage, or it could also be a place to store heating and air conditioning systems. In Indonesia, the basement is still rarely applied. Because, for now, the trend of rising housing is a minimalist style. As is known, the concept of minimalism identical to the limitations of the land. However, for those who have the rest of the land, it never hurts to bring the multifunction space. "Basement has many functions. However, the origin does not mean we should build it. Due to its location at the bottom, so the basement must have a strong foundation to support the grid floor on it. Therefore, note the position of the line equivalent basement," said Rizky . The main thing to remember when building a basement is a condition that is in the ground, not to interfere with the water pipes or telephone and electricity networks. "Not only the utility building to be reckoned with, but also the area that borders the neighborhood. This is necessary because the basement walls of the building can not be made coincide with the wall because it will disturb neighbors," said the architect was a graduate of the University of North Sumatra. Basementmemang build is not as easy as you think. Make walls there should be a calculation, such as using pileyang sheet steel or concrete to be used as a delimiter. Not only that, the basement walls should also be able to withstand the load of soil and water pressure. Rizky suggested, on the basement walls should be designed sturdy and strong, given its function as a load-bearing retaining wallatau soil and water pressure. Concrete wall thickness between 15 to 17.5 cm was made, the basement depth-dependent nya.Sementara to anticipate the presence of seepage water, given the absolute wall waterproofing layer. Well, now just how do you solve a problem that often arises in the basement area. Moisture has always been a major problem that is often encountered in the basement, since this part is rarely exposed to sunlight. Humid conditions certainly influence unhealthy and can damage the space and objects in it. "The walls tend to be damp and wet basementyang resulted in the painting process for this section can not always bagus.Jalan solution is to use a paint that is waterproof. You should not use the wallpaper because it will provoke the fungus to grow rapidly in the wall," says Rizky. Basement is a room that is located in the basement, so it is possible to have high humidity levels. One way to avoid this is to create a system of air circulation is good and right. "There are two types of air circulation that can be applied to the basement, the natural air circulation by creating a small window in the side walls or by installing air channels such as exhaust fans," lid Rizky.