Title

Alleviating Moisture Problems Hot, Humid Climate Housing

Secondary Author(s)

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

Report Number

FSEC-GP-255-04

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-GP-255-04.pdf

Keywords

Moisture; Buildings; Hot Humid Climates

Abstract

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

2-12-2004

Subjects

Hot Humid Climates; Buildings - Moisture

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