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This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Floor Above Unconditioned Basement or Vented Crawlspace
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video how to properly air seal floors above unconditioned basements and vented crawlspaces. 

Polyethylene Lapped Up Walls/Piers and Secured in the Ground (1)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: Crawlspace Repair

Video describing how to install a polyethylene vapor barrier/capillary break over the floor of the crawlspace.

Rigid Foam Board Interior Insulation for Existing Foundation Walls
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly insulate crawlspaces.