Moisture Penetration and Damage

  • Forrest Wilson


Visible water is simple to understand and cope with. Roofs are built to shed it, earth is graded to divert it, pipes conduct it. Generally water control is fairly well considered in building design.


Water Vapor Pressure Differential Water Infiltration Wind Pressure Exterior Wall 
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  1. Olin, Harold; Schmidt, John; Lewis, Walter, Construction: Principles, Materials and Methods, Moisture Control, Section 104.Google Scholar
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  1. Latta, J. K., “Design of Weathertight Joints,” in Cracks, Movements and Joints in Buildings, Division of Building Research, National Research Council, Canada (1972) NRCC 15477.Google Scholar

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