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Title: Chapter 08 - Wood-frame house construction - Special topics

Source: AH-73, September 1989

Author(s): Sherwood, Stroh

Publication Year: 1989  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: Wood used in conditions where it is always dry, or even where it is wetted briefly and then redries rapidly, does not decay. However, all wood and wood products used in construction are susceptible to decay if kept wet for long periods under temperature conditions favorable to the growth of decay organisms. Most of the wood used in a house is not subjected to such conditions. There are places where water can work into the structure, but such places can be protected. Protection is accomplished by methods of design and construction, by use of suitable materials, and in some cases by using treated material.

Keywords: Wood-frame, house, construction, building materials, building codes, foundations, framing, siding, roofing, paints and stains, energy conservation, noise control, decay, termites, maintenance and repair.

File size: 410 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/09/2009

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