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Residential Senior Certified

Water and Moisture Management

Water and Moisture Management

This course investigates moisture intrusion problems and solutions, and is intended to provide the Specialist with a thorough understanding of water and moisture management strategies. Emphasis is placed on water managed wall systems and trouble-shooting intrusion problems.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the sources of moisture in homes
  • Understand the effects of water on building materials
  • Determine the causes for moisture problems in homes
  • Explain the basic principles of moisture movement
  • Evaluate the causes of water leaks
  • Describe the difference between a vapor barrier and a weather barrier
  • Understand how HVAC equipment affects air leakage
  • Determine best practice for integrating weather-resistive barriers into residential wall systems

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