Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

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Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space.

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Foundations, Basements & Crawlspaces
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Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

Author: Jason Todd
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November 01, 2012

A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space. [continue reading]

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The SCARY Crawl Space

Author: David Hales
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January 05, 2011

We build crawl spaces because they are cheaper than basements. But controlling moisture can be a challenge, depending on the climate zone. [continue reading]

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Why Leave a Gap in Crawlspace Insulation?

Author: Cyrus Dastur
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July 01, 2007

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]

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Improving Crawlspaces in New York Multifamily Buildings

Author: Ian Shapiro
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July 01, 2006

Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]

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The Challenges of Basement Insulation

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January 01, 2006

A study explored how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry as well as warm. [continue reading]

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Greening Your Home: The Foundation

Author: Jim LaRue
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November 01, 2005

        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]

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Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty

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January 01, 2005

A field demonstration project in North Carolina shows that this robust moisture control method also offers significant energy savings. [continue reading]

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Foil Bubble Pack: Subslab Insulation?

Author: Don Fugler
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November 01, 2004

        This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]

A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency

Kevin Farrell

A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency

In early September, Conservation Services Group (CSG) celebrated its 30-year anniversary with more than 200 guests. During the celebration at the ...

Congratulations to the Home Performance with Energy Star Housing Innovation Award Winners!

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Congratulations to the Home Performance with Energy Star Housing Innovation Award Winners!

Winners for the Department of Energy’s 2014 Housing Innovations Award were announced on September 23rd during a special event ...

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