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Moisture intrusion is a common home issue that can lead to some fairly significant problems over time. Some common moisture related issues include: structural wood decay, condensation resulting from high indoor humidity, expansive soil which may crack or undermine a home's foundation, softened soil that can lose it's ability to to support an overlying structure, metal corrosion, mold growth, asthma, allergies, etc. Water intrusion can become an expensive problem, if left undiscovered for periods of time.
So how does moisture get into the house?
Moisture and/or water vapor moves into a home in a variety of ways:
Some things you can do as a homeowner to help prevent moisture intrusion is relatively simple. Monitor your indoor humidity levels (run that A/C!), have adequate ventilation, introduce fresh air from time to time, perform regular home maintenance of roof coverings, fascia, soffits, gutters, landscaping, soil grading, etc.
Here in South Louisiana, moisture and humidity are something we can't avoid. But we certainly can take matters into our own hands, and get ahead of the game in controlling it as best we can.
10/29/2022 07:49:58 am
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