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 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 how to apply flashing to the bottom of exterior walls to create a continuous drainage plane.

Guide describing how to avoid using wet materials and reduce moisture exposure in construction.

Guide describing how to install pan flashing to help drain water away all the openings in a wall system.

Guide describing installation of a fully sealed continuous weather resistant barrier to help drain water away from above-grade walls.

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

Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roof.

Guide describing how to apply heavy membranes at eaves in cold climates to help guard against ice dams. This measure applies to cold climates only.

Guide describing how to apply heavy membranes at valley/roof deck penetrations in wet climates to help drain water away below the roofing.

Guide describing how to install moisture-resistant materials on walls behind showers and tubs to help manage moisture.

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.

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 flooring for wet areas of the home.

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 install step and kick-out flashing on roofs.