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]
As energy auditors and raters went about their business of testing homes, performing energy audits and HVAC system inspections, they ...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES) released the draft&...