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Building an Energy-Efficient Spec House
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Building an Energy-Efficient Spec House

Going beyond Energy Star measures can earn a federal tax credit and produce a more... Read more

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Waterproofing ICF Foundations

Even foundations built with insulating concrete forms need to be made water-resistant. A builder shows how he applies a self-adhering membrane to guarantee a dry basement. Read more

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Spray-Applied Foundation Waterproofing

One way to ensure a dry basement is to coat the foundation with a waterproof membrane. We look at the available options and explain how to prepare for and apply them properly. Read more

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Letters

Defining “green,” payback periods for energy-efficient windows, termite concerns Read more

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Focus on Energy: The Ins and Outs of Foundation Insulation
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Geotextiles & Geocomposites

Whether block or concrete, basements always seem to leak. Now contractors can use man-made “geo” products to prevent leaks, and insulate too. Read more

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Letters
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Focus on Energy: Insulating Basements in New Construction

Foundation insulation, part 2. Read more

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Curing the Leaky Foundation

Henri de Marne provides his sure-fire recipe for building the leak-free foundation. Read more

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