Secondary Author(s)

Parker, Danny; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Martin, Eric; McIlvaine, Janet; Moyer, Neil

Report Number




Moisture; Buildings; Hot Humid Climates


The Southeastern U.S. experiences hot, humid conditions throughout the summer months and in Florida, one of the high growth states with large number of homes, these conditions can prevail throughout most of the year. As a result it is not uncommon to find extensive mold, soft drywall, buckled floors, damaged ceilings and other moisture problems in new and existing site built and manufactured homes. Since 1999, as a result of participation in the U.S. DOE funded Building America program, the authors have developed first hand experience and conducted research in these areas. This paper provides a brief summary of the state of the art and research needs for three areas - Manufactured (mobile) Homes, Unvented Attics and Slab-on-grade floors.

Date Published



Original Publication: Subrato Chandra, Danny Parker, David Beal, David Chasar, Eric Martin, Janet McIlvaine, Neil Moyer, "Alleviating Moisture Problems in Hot, Humid Climate Housing", Position Paper for NSF Housing Research Agenda Workshop, UCF, Feb. 12-14, 2004

Local Subjects

Hot Humid Climates; Buildings - Moisture


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