Water Under the Skin

Posted on 09. Jul, 2010 by in General

Buildings are “clad” with various types of materials, just like people clothe themselves with different fabrics or skin covers the body

If you’re not careful water gets behind the cladding. That’s bad because moisture is one of the three forces that destroy buildings

If enough water gets behind the cladding it will overcome the buildings’ ability to store and release moisture.

When that happens the integrity of the building and the health of its’ occupants are at risk. This home inspector finds lots of moisture related defects in Atlanta.

Water entered this home at the roofline, twenty feet above where this photo was taken. This hardcoat stucco cladding was applied over wood panel sheathing

Keep the water out and your pants dry

Dan Curl, Your Eco-Inspector

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