Guides A-Z

Guide describing how to install a capillary break under a slab foundation using either polyethylene sheeting or rigid insulation installed over aggregate.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break under a slab foundation using either polyethylene sheeting or rigid insulation installed over sand and geotextile matting.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break to help manage moisture in foundations.

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

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

Guide describing how to help drain water away from the perimeter footing.

Guide describing how to properly grade a site so water will not saturate the soil, and penetrate into the foundation.

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

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 how to correctly choose building materials.

Guide describing how to correctly slope surfaces outside a home to force water to flow away from the edge of the home.

Guide describing how to create a capillary break at all crawlspace floors using polyethylene sheeting to manage moisture in crawlspaces.

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

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