Building Science and Construction Technology

  • Ice DamIce Dam
  • Condensation and Mold Growth on Interior WallsCondensation and Mold Growth on Interior Walls
  • Air InfiltrationAir Infiltration
  • Condensation and Mold Growth on Interior WallsCondensation and Mold Growth on Interior Walls
  • Condensation and Mold Growth on Interior CeilingCondensation and Mold Growth on Interior Ceiling
  • Interior Condensation and Wood Rot of Window FrameInterior Condensation and Wood Rot of Window Frame
  • Cold Air Infiltration Causing Condensation and Mold Growth on Interior Gypsum BoardCold Air Infiltration Causing Condensation and Mold Growth on Interior Gypsum Board
  • Interior Condensation and Mold Growth on WindowInterior Condensation and Mold Growth on Window
  • Air Duct Leakage and Mold Growth on Underside of Roof SheathingAir Duct Leakage and Mold Growth on Underside of Roof Sheathing
  • High Interior Humidity in Natatorium Causing Rotting Conditions of Exterior Wall SheathingHigh Interior Humidity in Natatorium Causing Rotting Conditions of Exterior Wall Sheathing

The majority of all moisture related building enclosure failures are generally caused by poor or inadequate control of water leakage, air infiltration, or vapor diffusion in and out of an assembly.  Our building science related expertise include:

  • Water, Air, and Vapor Transport Evaluations including the proper use, location and continuity of weather-resistive barriers, vapor retarders, and air barriers
  • Moisture and Condensation Investigations
  • Hygrothermal Modeling – DBI staff are trained and experienced in the proper use and limitations of WUFI Pro hygrothermal modeling software
  • Mold Cause and Origin Investigations
  • Building Ventilation Evaluations
  • Thermal Insulation Investigations
  • Pipe Freezing Incidents
  • Ice Dams