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Keeping Rain and Groundwater Where it Belongs

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its spring 2015 issue of “Best in American Living” magazine. In this issue, the NAHB teamed up with the Home Innovation Research Labs to compile a list of five best practices to keep houses watertight during design, construction and occupancy. One of the most common causes of building repair is due to water that seeps into the house through the foundation, roof and walls. As houses become increasingly more airtight to meet energy efficiency requirements, builders must take proper action to eliminate water that can be trapped in framing and insulation during construction.

LP TopNotch Sub-Flooring’s unique rain channel notch system can help drain rainwater during construction. Likewise, homeowners can participate in easy, regular upkeep measures to keep their homes dry in order to ward off condensation, mold and decay that can cause extensive damage to homes.

 Read the NAHB’s five best practices for water protection in “Best in American Living” here

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