Accession Number:

AD0741502

Title:

Condensation Problems: Their Prevention and Solution

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Excessive moisture in some form is often the cause of condensation problems in a house or other structure. Perhaps the most aggravating and also the most easily prevented are those caused by the movement of water vapor through walls or ceilings. Such problems may result in excessive maintenance costs, such as the need for frequent repainting. However, properly installed vapor barriers, in conjunction with proper use of insulation, and adequate ventilation will avoid most of such difficulties. The results of many years of research by Forest Products Laboratory and other scientists, together with their field experience in solving condensation problems, have provided such valuable information. The publication contains recommendations based on these data.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE