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When Drying Out Buildings, Do You Worry About Mold or Trolls?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 22, 2014 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Apr 21, 2014

Author name:  Peter Yost Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories A recently approved U.S. patent for drying out building spaces defies common sense and could squeeze builders whose only “sin” is dehumidification. I love reading Lew Harriman ’s stuff; he is a good writer and building scientist. Take, for example, Preventing Mold by Keeping New Construction Dry . It’s a straightforward yet compelling presentation of biology and building science, mold and building materials, and how to dry out new buildings. The process won’t surprise you: isolate the space to be dried; take moisture readings throughout the drying process; and use mechanical equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers to accomplish the drying. read more






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