Flooring Problems

Flooring in commercial and residential buildings can have a variety of problems, from moldy carpets to debonded vinyl tiles to movement in wood flooring. Understanding the causes and solutions of these problems involves understanding the building as a system. What happens beneath and above a floor matters, in ways that aren’t always anticipated or well understood.

The articles in this section examine a range of building practices and materials – and the interactions between them – that can lead to flooring problems and solutions.

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BA-0703: Introducing the market to high-performance building on Hilton Head Island

By Armin Rudd
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BA-0704: Building a Durable and Energy Efficient Home in Post-Katrina New Orleans

By Peter Baker
Download.pdf  1.5 MB


BA-1015: Bulk Water Control Methods for Foundations

By Kohta Ueno and Joseph Lstiburek
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BA-1105: Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls: Final Measure Guideline

By John Straube, Kohta Ueno and Christopher Schumacher
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BA-1106: Leveraging Limited Scope for Maximum Benefit in Occupied Renovation of Uninsulated Cold Climate Multifamily Housing

By Ken Neuhauser, Daneil Bergey and Rosie Osser
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BA-1107: Final Retrofit Pilot Community Evaluation Report

By Rosie Osser, Ken Neuhauser and Kohta Ueno
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BA-1111: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot

By Ken Neuhauser
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BA-1202: Byggmeister Test Home—Cold Climate Multifamily Masonry Building Condition Assessment and Retrofit Analysis

By Honorata Wytrykowska, Kohta Ueno, Randy Van Straaten
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BA-1203: Measure Guideline—Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement

By Peter Baker
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BA-1302: Retrofit of a Multi-family Mass Masonry Building in New England

By Ueno/Kerrigan/Wytrykowska/Van Straaten
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BA-1407: Long-Term Monitoring of Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps in the Northeast

By Kohta Ueno and Honorata Loomis
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BA-1505: Measure Guideline—Deep Energy Enclosure Retrofit (DEER) for Interior Insulation of Masonry Walls

By Sravanthi Musunuru and Betsy Pettit
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BSD-005: Green Building and Sustainability

By John Straube
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BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
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