Moisture damage to structures and protection measures
- Moisture can enter into building structures in many different ways, and it is impossible to prevent a certain level of moisture loading
- However, if moisture levels are too high, moisture damage to structures can result
- To ensure a structure is protected against moisture damage, the drying reserves possessed by the building component are much more important than the degree of tightness of the vapour check
- Vapour barriers with high diffusion resistances allow for barely any drying from the component to the inside
A high degree of protection against moisture damage to building structures can be achieved with intelligent airtightness.
This is how intelligent airtightness works
Humidity-variable vapour check (Oceania: vapour control; North America: vapor retarder) membranes such as INTELLO are particularly reliable. This is because they perform both functions – tightness to protect against moisture, while also extremely open for optimal drying out. In this video, we explain how this works.