Video: A Passivhaus Foundation

Posted on May 05,2015 by GBA Team in capillary break

Scroll down this page to see a construction site video of the Karuna House in Yamhill County, Oregon, showing the installation of capillary break material on top of the footings to prevent moisture from wicking up the foundation walls. The Karuna House was designed by Holst Architecture and is being built by Hammer & Hand of Portland, Oregon.

Foam Under Footings

Posted on May 05,2015 by user-756436 in footing

A wide variety of residential foundation types, including monolithic slabs, crawl space foundations, and basement foundations, can lose heat due to poorly detailed insulation at the concrete footings. That’s because many construction details, including some details on the GBA Web site, fail to address thermal bridging through foundation footings.

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