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Slab-On-Grade Foundation

Slab-on-grade foundation with floor and footing poured as one unit and the floor at, or only slightly above, ground level. 

From: Build a Better Home: Foundations, Form A520
Slab-On-Grade Foundation
Concrete Masonry Crawl Space Foundation

Crawl space foundation with unfinished dirt floor at or below adjacent ground level. 

From: Build a Better Home: Foundations, Form A520
Concrete Masonry Crawl Space Foundation
Through-Wall Sealing

Minimize through-wall penetrations for water, sewer and electrical connections by sealing around all joints and penetrations for pipes and conduits. 

From: Build a Better Home: Foundations, Form A520
Through-Wall Sealing
Full-Basement Foundation Wall

Full-basement foundation lined with mat and backfill atop coarse gravel. 

From: Build a Better Home: Foundations, Form A520
Full-Basement Foundation Wall
Full-Basement Foundation Wall with Granular Drainage

Full-basement foundation lined with continuous drainage gravel. 

From: Build a Better Home: Foundation, Form A520
Full-Basement Foundation Wall with Granular Drainage
Water Table Slope

Foundation drains prevent moisture infiltration with rising water tables.

From: Build a Better Home: Foundation, Form A520
Water Table Slope
Sill Flashing at Sliding Glass Door

Sill flashing installation to sliding glass door opening.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Sill Flashing at Sliding Glass Door
Window Opening Detail—Brick Veneer

Cross-section of window opening showing integration of structure's water-resistive system in a wall with brick veneer.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Window Opening Detail—Brick Veneer
Wall to Foundation Flashing at Brick Ledge

Flashing and water-resistive barrier installation at bridge ledge.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Wall to Foundation Flashing at Brick Ledge
Wall to Roof Flashing—Stucco

Flashing installation at Portland cement stucco-to-roof intersection. 

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Wall to Roof Flashing—Stucco
Exterior Deck Water-Resistive System

Water-resistive system installation at an exterior deck.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Exterior Deck Water-Resistive System
Air Barrier Installation—Two-Story Wall

Proper air barrier installation details. Shown with two-story wall (not shown to scale).

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Air Barrier Installation—Two-Story Wall
Building Paper Installation at Door Opening

Proper building paper installation shown around a door opening.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Building Paper Installation at Door Opening
Caulked Joint

Hour-glass and fillet caulk profiles.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Caulked Joint
Flanged Wall Penetration

Integration of structure's water-resistive system at a typical wall penetration with products that have flanges.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Flanged Wall Penetration
Rain-Screen Wall Details

Rain-screen installation to exterior wall. 

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Rain-Screen Wall Details
Wall Penetration with Flashing

Integration of structure's water-resistive system at a typical wall penetration.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Wall Penetration with Flashing
Wall Penetration with Flexible Membrane Flashing

Integration of structure's water-resistive system at a typical wall penetration.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Wall Penetration with Flexible Membrane Flashing
Wall to Roof Flashing—Brick Veneer

Flashing installation at brick veneer-to-roof intersection.

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Wall to Roof Flashing—Brick Veneer
Window Flashing with Building Paper

Step-by-step installation for window flashing when using building paper. 

From: Build a Better Home: Walls, Form A530
Window Flashing with Building Paper
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