[GSBN] Bulk moisture damage

Sarah Johnston sarahjohnston at ihug.co.nz
Sun Jul 12 18:45:03 CDT 2009


Firstly, Thanks, Jeff, for asking this question as it is so often  
discussed in theory and most people do not really know what is  
happening in practice.

We have not seen or heard of any examples of moisture issues which  
were not caused by bulk moisture here in New Zealand.

We have been installing moisture sensors in wall systems so can say  
with some certainty (without pulling walls apart and 'official'  
studies being conducted) that moisture is not an issue in these  
structures with sensors installed.

Cheers,
Sven

Sven Johnston
Sol Design, Ltd.
50A Connolly Street
Geraldine New Zealand
03 693 7369
sarahjohnston at ihug.co.nz


On Jul 3, 2009, at 7:19 AM Jul 3, 2009, Jeff Ruppert wrote:

> This question has come up from time to time in our circles, and I  
> don't think any one person can answer it because the answer is  
> based on our collective experience.  So this is more of a poll than  
> anything else.
> The question is, has anyone been involved with a moisture damaged  
> bale structure that was *not* due to a leak (bulk moisture)?  Or to  
> put it another way, has anyone seen damage from sources such as  
> interior humidity or plain old high humidity in wet climates, or  
> any other sources than leaks from windows, roofs, etc?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jeff
>
>
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