Technical Papers

Mold is a major role in your crawlspace or basement and is effected from the condensation from warm air hitting cold air. The SaniDry XP helps to pull the water from the air and can dry out your air.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
The SaniDry XP is a top-of-the-line dehumidifier and air filtration system that cannot even compare to household dehumidifiers.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Push piers firmly stabilize your home, while attempting to close cracks and improve the operation of doors and windows.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
WaterGuard keeps your basement permanently dry without the worry of clogging.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System is a unique and effective way of stabilizing your bowing foundation walls.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Keep your finished or unfinished basement dry with a reliable TripleSafe sump pump.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Basements leak. They get wet. That's just the way it is, right? Wrong.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Clogged gutters and downspouts cannot properly drain rainwater from your roofline and away from your home, but how much of an impact does cleaning them out really make in terms of basement waterproofing?
Monday, June 30th, 2014
All parts of your basement will feel like home once you finish your basement.
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Think of it as a heat superhighway.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Close can be good enough when it comes to horseshoes, hand grenades, and perm factors.
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Often, when doing home energy performance work, we first air seal houses and then add ventilation. This may seem counter-intuitive and some might ask, why would I decrease the ventilation of my home and then increase it? The answer, in one word, is control.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Your crawl space might not get your attention, but it is critical to the health of your home, and the people who breathe the air inside it. This is why it's important to keep it dry and free of mold!
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Street creep can cause your concrete to crack and twist. Learn more about street creep and its effects on your home.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Never assume that you need to replace your foundation walls, no matter how cracked or bowed they are. There are a few successful methods that can save most basement foundation walls.
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Sealing off your crawl space vents is a step in the right direction. But if that's all you do, you could end up making the problem worse. It's also important to install a drainage system and sump pump and control humidity with a dehumidifier.
Monday, August 5th, 2013
How do gutters and downspouts help keep your basement dry? How effective are they?
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
This paper describes the two most common uses for the blower door in home energy performance.
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
A Canadian study reports that short-term exposure to high radon levels in childhood greatly increases the risk of developing lung cancer in your lifetime.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
In this 3-part series, Woods Basement Systems and Dr. Energy Saver St. Louis examine 3 common crawl space problems that are increasing your discomfort, making your home stink, and robbing your wallet.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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Total Technical Papers: 22

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