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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.
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This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection and reduce thermal bridging; depending on the product it may also serve as structural sheathing, or the moisture control layer.
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Guide describing how to provide a continuous water control layer across the roof assembly by sealing all penetrations for pipes, vents, etc. in existing roofs.
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Guide describing how to install flashing that is integrated with air and water control layers around piping, vents, and other wall penetrations as part of an exterior wall retrofit.
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Guide describing how to help drain water away from the perimeter footing.
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Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roofs.
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Information guide describing how to apply a whole-house approach to home improvement with energy efficiency upgrades, improved indoor air quality, and increased comfort.
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Guide describing how to install insulated concrete forms to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.
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Guide describing the need for covers on sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.
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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.