Tag Archives: moisture

XPS, EPS, and Dock Flotation

After the feature, “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Specifying Thermal Insulation Below-grade and Under-slab” ran in our December 2013 issue, we received a letter from retired architect, Joseph S. Bond. Mr. Bond wrote that the article in question “seems to reverse the findings” from both his personal and professional experience with expanded and extruded polystyrene (EPS and XPS):

I am a retired architect, and may not have the best current information on EPS …

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Investigating Sheathing Durability: Infrared surveys in hot climates

All images courtesy Building Diagnostics Inc.

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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