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Moisture-resistant homes: A best practice guide and plan review tool for builders and designers

Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Type: Book
Year: 2006


This is a best practice guide for designing, building, and maintaining moisture protection in houses. A variety of the most common moisture-related problems are discussed. These problems include rain penetration, structural decay, wet foundations, interior moisture, including water vapour, in order to promote occupant comfort, protect indoor air quality, and prevent the development of mould. Well illustrated with drawings and recommendations detailing best practices for moisture-resistant roof systems, foundations, and vapour control. An excellent resource for builders, construction workers, homeowners, and insurers.

Further Details

Pages: 125
Publish Location: Washington
Publisher: HUD Office of Policy Development & Research
Accession Number: August 2006
Keywords: housing, design
Reads: 244