Building a new home is an investment into you and your family’s future. It is wise to study the total costs, durability and safety of your design and materials. Below are just a few links to research done by others on conditioned crawlspaces:

Study from the US Departement of Energy: “doe-logoBuilding America research has shown that in most climates unvented, conditioned crawlspaces save energy while improving comfort, health, and durability compared to traditional vented crawlspaces.” Read more here: USDA Study PDF


logo-bsc_0 copyBuilding Science Corporation’s Research: “Conditioned crawlspaces perform better than vented crawlspaces in terms of safety, health, comfort,durability and energy consumption.” Read full article and see more research on their website here: Building Science Corp Studies




International Code Council’s Evaluation Service Report on Superior Walls products. Includes structural, fire-resistance, damp-proofing, and thermal barrier evaluations and compliance with residential building codes. Download report here:ICC ES Report PDF



US General Services Administration’s report on the characteristics, uses and problems of standard concrete or cinder block. Problems addressed are cracking, efflorescence, staining, and rising damp. Report can be read here: GSA Concrete Block Report




Longer report by the Building Science Corporation detailing conditioned crawlspace construction, performance and codes. Full report here: Crawlspace_Report