Moisture-Resistant Foundation Construction

Details are critical when constructing a sound building that will withstand water and control dampness. Foundation repairs are often difficult and expensive, so it's important to build the foundation correctly the first time. Installing good drainage systems and making sure the ground slopes away from the foundation are two important steps in foundation construction. Installing a home's foundation in accordance to Build a Better Home standards will prevent excessive moisture intrusion.

Construction Guide

Build a Better Home: WallsBuild a Better Home: Moisture-Resistant Foundation Construction

  • • Sources of moisture in new construction
  • • General considerations and preventative measures
  • • Preventative measures for specific foundation types
  • • Basic considerations in foundation design

CAD Details

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Video Series

These video segments are excerpted from the Build A Better Home: Moisture Control in Residential Construction video produced by APA. Always refer to current APA literature and consult your local jurisdiction or design professional to assure proper compliance with code, construction and performance requirements. Click thumbnail below to view video.