PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
Durability By Design: A Guide for Residential
Builders and Designers
May 2002, 76 pages
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Rain and Water Vapor
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Durability. You may not know you need it until it's not there.
But basic design practices can ensure that homes are built to last. This manual covers fundamental concepts of durability and presents recommended practices --including illustrated construction details and design data -- for moisture management, ultraviolet (UV) protection, insects, decay, corrosion, and natural hazards.
Read Durability by Design to learn how to cost-effectively build more durable homes.
[IMAGE: Figure 3.4 - Typical Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation with Perimeter Drain conventionally protects homes from frost.]
Content updated on 1/5/2007
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