MOLD & MOISTURE

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INTRODUCTORY SEGMENT: OVERVIEW OF MOLD, MILDEW AND MOISTURE
Part 1
  • What is Mold
  • Why Mold Grows
  • Where Mold Grows
  • Common causes of mold and mildew
  • Growth conditions of mold
  • Does the air tightness of homes contribute to mold growth?
  • Part 2
    Steve Easley interviews a Certified Industrial Hygienist:
  • Health effects of mold
  • How mold spreads
  • Facts about sampling
  • Part 3
    Steve Easley interviews a Certified Industrial Hygienist:
  • When and how you should treat mold
  • Mold remediation
  • SEGMENT #1: WARM WALLS & WATER VAPOR MIGRATION
  • Vapor retarders
  • Moisture and vapor diffusion
  • Recommendations for wall and attic insulations
  • SEGMENT #2: PROPER INSTALLATION GUIDELINES FOR FIBERGLASS INSULATION
  • Fitting fiberglass Batts in stud bays
  • Fitting around outlets and pipes
  • Compressing the batts
  • Friction fit vs. Stapling
  • SEGMENT #3 UNDERSTANDING CONDENSATION IN WALLS
  • What is Thermal Bridging?
  • Heat loss calculations
  • Condensation on studs and drywall
  • SEGMENT #4 THERMAL BRIDGING IN WALLS
  • Vapor Migration
  • Dew Point
  • Condensation & Mold
  • SEGMENT #5 DRY BASEMENT WALLS
  • Insulating Concrete with foam
  • Capillary action described
  • Insulating crawl spaces
  • Insulation for outside foundations
  • Insulation for inside basement walls
  • SEGMENT #6 FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF RIGID FOAM INSULATION
  • Types of foam insulations
  • Wall, roof and foundation foam boards
  • SEGMENT #7: SIDING SYSTEMS - HOW WALLS WORK
  • Deflect
  • Drain
  • Dry
  • Durable
  • SEGMENT #8: MOISTURE MANAGEMENT IN CLADDING SYSTEMS
  • Areas where water leaks into walls
  • Sealing wall penetrations
  • Common mistakes in wall installations
  • Caulks and sealants
  • Flashing around doors and windows over the drainage plane
  • SEGMENT #9: PROPER INSTALLATION OF CEMENTITIOUS SIDING
  • Cutting boards
  • Proper nailing
  • Installing lap board siding
  • Installing trim
  • Special cutting tools
  • Install mistakes to avoid
  • SEGMENT #10: CEMENTITIOUS SIDINGS FEATURES & BENEFITS
  • Features and Benefits.
  • How cementitious siding made
  • Storm & Insect resistance
  • Paintability
  • Variety of products
  • SEGMENT #11: CORRECT INSTALLATION OF ROOFING AND ATTIC VENTILATION
  • Proper roofing installation from drip edges to ridge vents
  • How to install roof underlayment
  • Where to install roof flashing
  • Nailing patterns, fasteners
  • Types of shingles, starter strips
  • Attic ventilation
  • Common mistakes in attic ventilation
  • SEGMENT #12: SELECTING THE RIGHT ROOFING MATERIALS
  • Advancements in roofing materials
  • What to look for in a shingles
  • Roofing underlayment
  • Roof flashing materials
  • Types of ridge vents
  • SEGMENT #13: CONTROLLING HUMIDITY IN WALLS
  • Absolute Humidity explained
  • Changing Relative Humidity in a room
  • Thermal bridging in a wall
  • SEGMENT #14: POLYISO INSULATION FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Polyiso Rigid Foam Wall Insulation
  • How it's made
  • Types and uses of polyiso foam insulation
  • SEGMENT #15: WHY USE HOUSEWRAP
  • Secondary moisture barrier explained
  • How to select a housewrap
  • Perm rate explained
  • Air barrier properties
  • Infra-red thermography
  • Difference between vapor retarder and house wrap


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