Investigating Sheathing Durability

Fagan, Brett T.; Saldanha, Adrian Gerard
October 2013
Construction Specifier;Oct2013, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p34
Trade Publication
The ability to detect trapped moisture within a wall system is useful in evaluating the condition of an exterior wall system, and critical for evaluating sheathing durability Finding hidden water using non-destructive techniques such as infrared imaging can be useful if the techniques are used correctly. Performing infrared surveys in warm weather is possible, but there are limitations.


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