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Moisture Control Handbook

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Light Commercial Building

By Joseph Lstiburek, John Carmody

The Moisture Control Handbook is an excellent reference for builders, and a must read for those involved with inspecting, repairing, and restoring building envelopes

Price: $120.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780471318637
Year: 1996
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 232
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


This detailed no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect, as well as its protection and remediation, will expand reader's knowledge on this crucial subject. In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants.

This reference is the first to apply moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings.

Other invaluable coverage includes:

  • Clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates
  • Practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different)
  • An overall, systematic view of moisture problems -- including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems
  • Actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book

This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect -- as well as its protection and remediation -- will expand readers' knowledge on this crucial subject.

Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by:

  • Building contractors
  • Architects
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Building science researchers
  • Building product manufacturers
  • Homeowners
  • Small commercial building owners
  • And more!

If you're looking for specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings, Moisture Control Handbook is the book you need!