2012-4-1-crawlspaces

Crawlspaces – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering, Structural Damage & Collapse

Although a house’s crawlspace is only inches away from its living space, homeowners seldom visit or even think about its condition, and this is often a very costly oversight. Granted, crawlspaces are often not very inviting with their complement of cobwebs, creepy crawlers, cramped conditions, and dampness. However, if you, or someone you can cajole, can endure a visit at …

2012-1-31-attic-ventilation-problems

Attic Ventilation Problems

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering

Attic ventilation problems can cause elevated relative humidity in an unheated, residential attic. Elevated relative humidity in the attic can promote mold growth and increase the moisture content in the wood framing to a level that promotes fungal growth and rotting. A sustained relative humidity, which is higher than 60 percent (60%), is one of the essential elements for creating …