Efficient and durable construction practices for basements are critical because basements can account for 10% to 30% of a home’s total heat loss and provide significant risk of moisture problems due to extensive cold surfaces at the walls and slab.

For this Top Innovation award, Building America researchers at Building Science Corporation and Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings conducted extensive field tests and analyses to develop basement insulation strategies that can keep a basement dry, warm, and healthy. These systems effectively address the complexity of heat and moisture movement through basement walls. Read about this Top Innovation.

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