Foundations and Moisture Management

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Fact Sheet

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A quality foundation can help control water penetration and dampness, reduce heat loss, minimize unwanted air flow, and is integral to overall home performance. The construction practices discussed in this document can help minimize water problems which cause mold and mildew, as well as improve energy performance.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • Perimeter footing drain systems
  • Directing surface water away from foundations
  • French drains
  • Implementation of different foundation materials
  • Benefits and challenges of: poured concrete, preserved wood foundations, insulated concrete forms, frost protected shallow foundations

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