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Foundations & Floors - Water Management

The guides on this page have information about water managed foundations. 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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Guide describing how to insulate a basement to improve the overall thermal performance of the building and provide more dry, usable conditioned space for home occupants and for HVAC equipment.

Guide describing how to apply water management strategies to below grade walls.

Guide describing installation of sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.

Guide describing how to insulate a new foundation wall or an existing foundation wall by adding rigid insulation to the exterior side.

Guide describing how to conduct a home performance assessment before beginning retrofit projects in existing homes.

Guide describing how to upgrade a crawlspace floor in an existing home by adding insulation.

Guide describing how to insulate an existing slab floor by adding rigid foam insulation over the slab then installing a floating subfloor.

Guide describing the need for covers on sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.

Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented crawlspace or conditioned basement with rigid foam on the interior side of the walls to provide an insulated space for HVAC equipment.

Guide describing how to retrofit an existing basement floor or slab to reduce moisture issues.

Guide providing information about treating bulk water drainage issues and moisture control measures in existing basements and crawl spaces.