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Moisture Management

This lesson explains the basic principles of how moisture moves in and out of homes, and examines best practices for controlling moisture problems, including the high-profile topic of mold.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain the causes for moisture problems in homes
  • Discuss the ways moisture moves through buildings
  • Identify the conditions for mold growth
  • Correctly deal with mold growth on lumber
  • Explain the difference between weather barriers and vapor barriers
  • List the common pathways of air infiltration in a home
  • Analyze the water pathways over roofs, site work, and walls
  • Utilize best-practice methods for integrating housewraps and flashing

Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Moisture Management

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