Accession Number : AD0767566

Title :   Principles for Protecting Wood Buildings from Decay.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Scheffer,T. C. ; Verrall,A. F.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Problems caused by decay in buildings in the United States and the means to avoid or control them are dealt with in this work. The principal moisture situations and construction features most responsible for the occurrence of decay in various building parts are described, and directions are given for approximately modifying or eliminating undesirable conditions. Emphasis throughout is on the two primary means of protecting against decay: (1) The use of dry wood and of construction methods to keep wood dry, and (2) methods to treat wood with a suitable preservative in areas where dry conditions cannot be maintained.

Descriptors :   (*BUILDINGS, WOOD), (*WOOD, PROTECTION), (*PRESERVATION, BUILDINGS), (*DEGRADATION, WOOD), CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, FUNGUS DETERIORATION, MOISTURE, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), WALLS, FLOORS, ROOFS, IMPREGNATION

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE