Moisture Management


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Is There Mold in New Construction Homes?

Homebuyers seeking a mold-free home shouldn't assume new construction is the answer. A dry home requires proper detailing and attention to moisture management all the way through the construction process


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Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen: Superior Protection for Even the Most Challenging Exteriors

DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen offers superior performance against water intrusion to protect the unique reclaimed wood cladding of the Guadalupe River Ranch

Quality Matters

Waterproofing Glass Mat Backer Board

Follow these best practices for a reliable installation

Moisture Management

The Quarantine Crawlspace: From Mold to Moisture Management

Some people learned a new language during quarantine. Some baked sourdough bread. Pro Builder’s Senior Editor Mike Beirne decided to…

Moisture Management

Rainscreens 101 With Sweenor Builders

Water is our enemy when it comes to building. This relentless culprit is the No.1 killer of buildings and cause of failures. So, proper moisture management is an absolute must

Best Practices

How to Manage Basement Moisture

From the attic to the basement, every area of the home has become a living space rather than just the main levels, as once intended. Basements,…

Caulks, Sealants + Adhesives

Fluid-Applied Sealants—the Future in Moisture Protection?

For some home builders, tape or caulk just isn’t good enough to ensure moisture protection 

Roofing

Zip System Roof Assembly Stays Dry in Hurricane Conditions

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted a hurricane-force, wind-driven rain demonstration on Jan. 9, 2020, to show…

How To

Waterproofing Showers, Part 1: Preformed Shower Pans

Fix these three mistakes to mitigate problems with prefabricated shower pans

Framing + Building Envelope

How to Frame Walls That Combat Moisture

A pair of recent research studies reveal best practices—and a new assembly sequence—to combat moisture in framed walls

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