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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BSI

BSI-003: Concrete Floor Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

BSI-009: New Light In Crawlspaces

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  285.3 KB

BSI

BSI-023: Wood Is Good . . . But Strange

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

BSI

BSI-064: Bobby Darin and Thermal Performance

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  323.5 KB

BSI

BSI-078: Ship Shape—The Luftwaffe, Ballast and Shipping Containers

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  529.2 KB

BSI

BSI-082: Walking the Plank

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  788.6 KB

GM

Building America Quality Control Checklist Appendix

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  5.2 MB

GM

READ THIS: Before You Design, Build or Renovate

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  4.8 MB

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