An Outdated Detail to Avoid

Air Barriers Energy Use

Course Description

How the base of walls are sealed to the slabs or foundations upon which they sit is a critical detail for both water and air control that is often overlooked in both residential and commercial construction. In this short course we discuss the history of a very common but outdated approach and review some higher performing modern alternatives.

Course Instructor Christine Williamson

Course Length 10:30

Published 29 Jul 2022


About Building Science Fight Club

Christine Williamson - Assoc. AIA

Building Scientist | Instructor

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.