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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Crawlspaces: Considering the Options

Author: Brad Turk
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May 01, 2004

For crawlspaces, as for the entire house, there are house-specific, local, and regional conditions to consider. [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Solutions

Author: Vic Aleshire
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May 01, 2004

Crawlspaces in climates that have temperatures below 32ºF are minibasements and should not be treated otherwise. [continue reading]

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A Conditioned Crawlspace Checklist

Author: Jim LaRue
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May 01, 2004

Experience is the best teacher, when it comes to crawlspaces. [continue reading]

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Dry Notes from the Underground

Author: Don Fugler
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March 01, 2002

Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Condensation

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2001

            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]

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Choosing a Basement Wall System

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March 01, 1999

Twenty years ago, standard concrete masonry block and cast-in-place (CIP) concrete basement foundation wall systems were the norm for single-family, low-rise housing. [continue reading]

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Researchers Approach Builders on Duct Location

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November 01, 1995

It is common practice in California to put ducts outside the conditioned space, in attics and crawlspaces. These duct systems are typically 50%-70% efficient due mostly to air leakage and heat transfer losses, while sealed conditioned-space duct installations have efficiencies over 90%. O [continue reading]

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Does Floor Insulation Performance Meet Expectations?

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March 01, 1994

If they are insulated at all, floors over crawlspaces or unconditioned spaces are insulated with fiberglass blankets or batts. [continue reading]

Complete HVAC with Whole Home Performance

Sophia Moore

Complete HVAC with Whole Home Performance

Every contractor needs to know how important efficiency is for this industry, as the world grows around us we have ...

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 ...

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