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Moisture Control Handbook

This book, while not written as a traditional textbook, has become a classic text on moisture control. It is not specifically a “science” book; the authors tend to explain mold, moisture, and condensation in nonscientific terms. Excellent graphics that hit every part of the building envelope. The authors demonstrate due diligence in the consideration of the differences of moisture control in heating, mixed, and cooling climates. The case studies (Chapter 7) provide good examples of what and what not to do based on climate.

Note: A revised version of this book is scheduled to be released in late 2019 and will serve as a companion resource for the Building America Building Science Advisor.

Permission Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 1993
Title: 
Moisture Control Handbook
Author(s): 
Joseph Lstiburek and John Carmody
Publishing Organization: 
Van Nostrand Reinhold
Page Number(s): 
214
Chapters: 
7
Type of Source: 
Book