25 May '13, 4am

Green Building Q&A: Whats the best method to waterproof a new foundation?

So far the footing is in. It sits on top of a foot of gravel that was compacted. There's perforated pipe along the inside of footing that connects to a sump pump. The back fill will be sandy soil. I plan on using the asphalt for damp proofing and then platon membrane on top of that with 2" of xps or 3" of eps insulation on top of that. Does this sound decent? If I put the insulation to the top of the foundation what can I use to cover it so it won't look ugly? Also, I've read that I should use something on top of the footing as a capillary break between it and the foundation wall. What do you reccomend? Should I just damproof on top of the footing? Also should I damproof on top of the foundation wall?

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