2005 Research Highlights

Research Highlights

Summary of key findings in research to date 2005

  • Moisture is everywhere in a building – Moisture will always be in building walls. The issue is how much? and where?
  • Moisture will accumulate at the bottom plate – The bottom plate is an ideal ¡°control¡± point to determine the net effect of a wall loading
  • Leaks create a higher than equilibrium reading in the bottom plate – Careful analysis of the bottom plate moisture levels over time gives indication of the wall¡¯s moisture loading above it.
  • A moisture gradient exists across the bottom plate – The wet section of wall is the bottom external corner of the bottom plate section facing the cladding
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