Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces
A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space.
A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space. [continue reading]
We build crawl spaces because they are cheaper than basements. But controlling moisture can be a challenge, depending on the climate zone. [continue reading]
I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest. The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]
Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]
A study explored how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry as well as warm. [continue reading]
Whether you are building homes using foundations made of concrete block, poured concrete, concrete poured into foam insulation forms, precast concrete walls, or some other system, greening these systems ... [continue reading]
A field demonstration project in North Carolina shows that this robust moisture control method also offers significant energy savings. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...