29 Oct '12, 1pm

A timely post for the NE : @bglive: Keeping Water Out of Buildings: Four Pathways #Sandy

Good overview of the subject. Here are a few additions and amendments: Bulk: Site features can also divert or deflect wind and water before it reaches the building, which is why height and site exposure is a determining factor in the water vulnerability of buildings. Roof overhangs, or rather the ratio between overhang width and wall height, have been shown to be one of the most important factors in preventing water damage. Similarly, some method to drain roof water away from a building is key to durability. Every inch of rain on 1000 SF of roof will drain almost 625 gallons of water down toward the foundation. Capillary: Capillarity requires two things: a "tube" and a reservoir to continue to supply that tube. So another essential capillary break is porous granular foundation backfill with a footing drain to prevent a reservoir next to the foundation wall. Lapped siding s...

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