Eight Sources of Moisture Leading to Wood Decay

The scientists in FPL’s Durability and Wood Protection Research unit  take it as their mission to improve durability and wood protection through improved building design, advances in low-toxicity wood preservatives, and improvements in fire safety.

The report Build Green: Wood Can Last for Centuries, by unit leader Carol A. Clausen and research scientist Samuel V. Glass, pinpoints eight sources of moisture that lead to wood decay, as seen below:

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