The SCARY Crawl Space
We build crawl spaces because they are cheaper than basements. But controlling moisture can be a challenge, depending on the climate zone.
With the ill effects of poor indoor air quality often in the news these days, it pays to design and build a house that's healthy from the start. [continue reading]
Multifamily public and low-income housing have particular problems when it comes to moisture and air pollutants. In this first of a two-part series, we look at one particular type of multifamily construction: midrise housing. [continue reading]
Crawlspace Condensation Q:I was called to a doublewide mobile home to investigate a problem with a 4- year-old duct system (the original duct system was ... [continue reading]
A new business opportunity is being created in cold-climate areas, as roofers work with home performance contractors to address issues of liability, technical rethinking, and customer service. [continue reading]
Monthly utility costs, maintenance costs, comfort, and healthy indoor air are as important as a price tag when it comes to affordable housing. [continue reading]
In September 1998, roofer Kevin Fischer, carpenter/painter Bill Coyle, and I were called to help out on an 80-year-old, three-story, wood frame house located in southern New Jersey. [continue reading]
Mold, mildew, failing grout, dislodged tiles, water stains, wet insulation, rotting walls--moisture in bathroom walls causes serious problems. [continue reading]
It has come to my attention that there may be a building science-based conflict in the language of the 2012 International ...
As energy auditors and raters went about their business of testing homes, performing energy audits and HVAC system inspections, they ...