CATEGORY: Indoor Environmental Quality

Managing Moisture in the Home

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Topics include internal and external sources of bulk water, water vapor in basements and crawl-spaces, the proper methods and timing for positive outcome of water events.

Bulk or liquid water can cause the most damage to building materials and contents. Managing bulk water entry points through the building envelope, by regular inspection and maintenance of the roof, and penetrations in the wall such as caulking around windows and doors is critical to minimize water intrusion. Water vapor can also severely damage a home, although typically taking a longer time to infest. Learn the methods for avoiding or minimizing moisture accumulation with this comprehensive moisture primer.