Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

November/December 2012
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2012 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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November 01, 2012
A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space.
Most professionals in our industry understand the concept of treating the whole house as a system. Our normal focus is on insulation and air sealing, high-efficiency equipment, and good ventilation. Many contractors concentrate on the “high” and forget the “low”; attic insulation is given top priority while crawl spaces and basements are all but forgotten. Basements and crawl spaces are the foundation of the home, and problems there must be addressed when considering whole-house solutions.

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