23 Jun '11, 12pm

5 Tips for Protecting the Last Frontier of Building Systems

5 Tips for Protecting the Last Frontier of Building Systems

Obviously if there is moisture in the building envelope there's a water leak, there could be mold and the integrity of the envelope is breached. A facility technician can inspect for moisture leaks with a handheld device, but better yet, you can install moisture sensors and a data recorder to continuously monitor the envelope. In new construction, sensors can be embedded in the envelope or attached to the structure. Existing buildings are obviously more difficult and sensors would be attached or penetrations may need to be made in order to install sensors. You'll want to place sensors around locations such as parapet joint flashing, control joints, wall-window interfaces, window jambs, wall-concrete slab interface and all the other places water is likely to gather, settle or get into. There are a number of methods that moisture sensors use to sense moisture. Sensors can me...

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