Moisture reduction and mold and moisture damage preventative system and method in construction

  • US 10,234,200 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2015
  • Issued: 03/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A process for treating a wood frame within a space located in new construction before wall board is applied to said frame in order to prevent structural damage and/or the growth of mold or mildew, comprising the steps of:

  • measuring moisture content of the wood frame using a moisture meter within a plurality of locations within said space;

    determining whether the measured moisture content meets a threshold indication recommending that drying be performed;

    placing least one drying device in communication with said space and operating it for the purpose of reducing the moisture level of said frame, wherein the at least one drying device is selected from the group consisting of a dehumidifier, a space heater, and an air moving device; and

    further comprising the step of placing at least one vapor barrier between said space and other space located within said new construction.

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