Water vapor and moisture move in and out your house in three ways: air currents, diffusion through materials and heat transfer.
Of these three, air movement makes up more than 98% of all water vapor movement in buildings. Air moves from a high-pressure area to a low pressure area through a hole or crack in the building envelope.
Recent studies show that buildings must have all holes and cracks sealed to prevent humid air from coming in. Contractors will use the most current ZIP systems, or building wraps to keep out the rain. However, the relative humidity outside in the hot air will bring in lots of water if not stopped.
You want to keep this water vapor out of the interior of your home to prevent water damage. Anchor Home Inspection has been trained to spot moisture problems in buildings during an inspection. Moisture-related problems can become serious quickly and very expensive if action is not taken immediately and completely. Therefore, it is important for us to make sure you are aware of damaged area or recommend repairs by qualified professionals signs of moisture is discovered.