Moisture & Air Infiltration Management

Moisture & Air Infiltration Management

What You Need to Know About Moisture-Based Wall Damage

When it comes to owning a structure that lasts, one of the biggest factors working against you is moisture infiltration. Consider these factors:

  • Water will penetrate the wall through any opening.
  • It seeps through exterior siding when the wind blows.
  • It leaks through cracks.
  • It soaks through mortar, stone, stucco, and brick.
  • Air brings moisture into the wall in vapor form.

Once inside the wall, water can cause significant damage if its not properly managed. A typical residential wall is at least 25% wood or cellulose. Undetected, wet wood leads to mold, mildew and rot. Worse, cellulose and fiberglass insulation lose their R-value when wet, decreasing their insulative performance over time.

To prevent exterior water from penetrating the wall, structures require the protection of a water management approach that combines exterior cladding, secondary weather barriers, and flashing.

If your walls lack an effective moisture management system, you could be the victim of:


Mold and Mildew

Water Damage to Insulation

Elevations’ WeatherEzation process adds a critical layer of protection to your homes exterior that significantly reduces the possibility of water damaged walls and air infiltration. Protect your investment call the experts at Elevations to handle your renovation or remodeling project.