Causes / Discussions

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

I bought a duplex that was built in 1978 in Indiana. It gets moisture on ceiling so bad during winter when temps drop below 20 degrees that it will run down th...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

how do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...causes throat irritation. The stove itself does not leak. Using an air purifier, but wondering if air exchange would help. Home is pretty air tight, built in Ma...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...causes the floor joists and under flooring to get damp and moldy. What can i do to stop this? We get a lot of questions about how to fix crawlspace floors tha...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Why is there fost on underside of roof deck in overhang?

...causes it to condense and form the frost on the underside of the overhang sheeting, contrary to what another so called "expert" told me that there must be moist...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...causes it and how to stop it And to address your case specifically, I’m not surprised that it is worse in the bathroom, that’s where the most moisture is. But...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses