|Water can be a building's worst enemy, which is why we try so hard to keep it out of our homes and living spaces. The editors of the Journal of Light Construction have brought together leading experts to write this book on controlling practically all forms of moisture damage in residential buildings.|
It explains the mysteries of vapor barriers. Provides innovative solutions for keeping basements and crawl spaces dry. It shows fool-proof methods for flashing windows and doors so that they won't let in storm water. Also gives storm-proof stucco details as well as tips for keeping paints and stain on exterior wood. Provides leak-free flashing techniques for both steep and low-slope roofs and provides plans for a low-cost whole-house ventilation that works incredibly well.