Water-Managed Construction Details
Tried and true building practices, such as flashing moisture barriers, and heavy-duty membranes, are employed to effectively drain water from the roofs, walls, and foundations of high-performance homes. These types of water management strategies help improve the durability of the foundation, reduce the potential for water damage, and even improve the comfort and indoor air quality in your home.
Moisture problems in homes can start before the home is even built. Proper storage and selection of building materials helps prevent water-and mold-damaged materials in ENERGY STAR certified homes.
|Benefits of a Complete Water Management System: Building practices and materials protect the home from water damage and other moisture issues.|
Download an EPA fact sheet on complete water management systems.