Condensation Problems in Your House: Prevention and Solution
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1974 - Dampness in buildings - 39 pages
This publication is intended to serve as a guide for homeowners--not only as a means of preventing condensation problems, but also to better understand their cause. It contains information and recommendations for correct methods of installing vapor barriers, thermal insulation, and inlet and outlet ventilators in new homes.
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