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

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

By Armin Rudd
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BA

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

By Peter Baker
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

BA

BA-1015: Bulk Water Control Methods for Foundations

By Kohta Ueno and Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

BA

BA-1105: Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls: Final Measure Guideline

By John Straube, Kohta Ueno and Christopher Schumacher
Download.pdf  6.8 MB

BA

BA-1203: Measure Guideline—Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement

By Peter Baker
Download.pdf  11.3 MB

BA

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

By Ueno/Kerrigan/Wytrykowska/Van Straaten
Download.pdf  15.5 MB

BSD

BSD-005: Green Building and Sustainability

By John Straube
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BSD

BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

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
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BSI

BSI-064: Bobby Darin and Thermal Performance

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  323.5 KB

GM

Building America Quality Control Checklist Appendix

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  5.2 MB

CP

CP-1201: Masonry Wall Insulation Interior Embedded Beam Simulations

By Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  2.1 MB

PA

Mold Explosion: Why Now?

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

GM

READ THIS: Before You Design, Build or Renovate

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  4.8 MB

RR

RR-0209: Mold Testing

By Joseph Lstiburek
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RR

RR-0803: Volatile Organic Compound Concentrations and Emission Rates in New Manufactured and Site-Built Houses

By Armin Rudd
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