IRC researchers study effects of climate and design on wetting and drying of walls

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TypeArticle
Journal titleNational Housing Research Committee Magazine
IssueAutumn
Pages10
Subjectmoisture, exterior walls, performance; Moisture performance
AbstractGood design and construction practices result in walls that are unaffected by problems as a consequence of moisture. However, the use of inappropriate wall systems, poor detailing or construction deficiencies can lead to excessive moisture entry. From experience we know that the moisture that goes into a wall must be able to get out again, but we hadn't been able to quantify how much time it takes for a wall to rid inself of incidental water before deterioration sets in. Now we have methods that show just how sensitive certain components are and how significant climate is when designing to avoid conditions that can lead to deterioration of wall components.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Des chercheurs de l'IRC étudient les effets du climat et de la conception sur le mouillage et le séchage des murs
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46637
15786
NPARC number20386340
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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