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Weatherization Basics
Lead Safe Weatherization
Environmental Hazards
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Building Loads

Foundations

Framing

Moisture Management

Exterior Cladding

Insulation

Windows and Doors

Roofing and Attics

HVAC Systems

Electrical and Plumbing

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Foundations

A proper foundation is necessary in order to build a sound structure. To give weatherization specialists an overview of foundations, the lesson reviews the most common types used in residential construction.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of a footing
  • Explain how soil characteristics influence foundation design
  • Differentiate between conventional and post-tensioned slabs
  • Discuss why foundations need steel reinforcement
  • Explain why foundation drainage is so important


Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Foundations

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