The purpose of this guide is to help the Ontario new home construction industry install full height basement insulation (“FHBI”). In response to requirements in Ontario's 2006 Building Code. This guide presents a variety of approaches to constructing a high performance basement in consideration of varying soil conditions, water conditions, and climate. Solutions presented here, while satisfying minimum code requirements, also provide the builder with a degree of flexibility that leverages the builder’s ingenuity.

This guide identifies key issues to help builders assess and respond to the unique building characteristics that can enhance basement performance.


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Ontario Best Practice Guide to Full Height Basement Insulation

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