Report on a Study of Condensation in Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Houses in the Winnipeg Area

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-R-18
Physical description39 p.
SubjectBuilding envelope
AbstractThe condensation of moisture on or within walls and attic spaces of houses is an old and troublesome problem. Depending upon a combination of conditions, ice or frost may form and its subsequent melting may cause stains on wall and roofing members, interior discoloration, and exterior paint failure on siding and finishing. Reports of these damaging effects, and tenant complaints of interior leakage on to walls, curtains and furniture in wartime rental houses owed by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, resulted in a request from the Corporation for the assistance of the National Research Council in the examination of a large number of their rental houses in the Winnipeg area.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-8040
NPARC number20386657
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Record identifierc200c9f2-7c52-42f1-934f-4cd61c2f09c6
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-06-29
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