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Decay under basementless houses prevented by soil coversAuthor(s): Jesse D. Diller
Source: Forest Research Note NE-36. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 2p.
Publication Series: Forest Research Note
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSills and joists of basementless houses on wet sites are subject to decay. Moisture vapor rising from the soil will condense on wood during cold weather (fig. 1). If the wood stays wet, fungi attack it and ultimately cause decay and possibly structural failure.
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CitationDiller, Jesse D. 1954. Decay under basementless houses prevented by soil covers. Forest Research Note NE-36. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 2p.
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