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Foundations & Floors - Rim/Band Joist

The guides on this page have information about rim/band joists. Guides are presented in alphabetical order. Use the filters to the right of the page to further focus your search based on construction type or keywords.


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Vapor retarders can be a crucial part of the building envelope and can help manage moisture issues to keep the home dry. However, before installing a vapor retarder, installers must be aware that in some instances vapor retarders can increase the likelihood of condensation issues.

Guide describing principles of insulating band joists as a stand alone energy upgrade, or as part of creating a closed crawlspace.

Guide describing how to insulate closed crawlspace walls and band joist areas with rigid foam board insulation.