To control indoor humidity, consider a stand-alone system separate from your HVAC system.
For vaulted ceilings, this vented and vapor-open approach is durable and energy-smart, and a good option for houses in mixed and cold climates.
For interior insulation, you'll need to use either rigid-foam boards or spray polyurethane foam.
When covering existing finishes with new ones, consider how trapped moisture will dry, and how to create an affective air barrier.
Water is the enemy, so keep it away and ensure the house's drying potential.
New water-resistive ZIP System Flashing Tape from Huber ups the ante for moisture control.
Watch builders Travis Brungardt and Mike Guertin plus masonry-sealer expert Lance Lang in a roundtable discussion on methods and materials for keeping basements dry.
Watch the final two rounds of this year's student-only Wall Assembly Sweet 16 competition, plus several building-science experts share their knowledge.
Learn how to keep water out of basements and crawlspaces.
Can a smart vapor retarder be used to make an otherwise risky assembly safe?
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