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Water Damage and Where it Starts

Publication date:
February 16, 2022
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the risks and consequences of water damage in attached housing structures like townhouse condominium units and high-rise buildings. It highlights the concept of "water intrusion," which results from construction flaws in a building's envelope and is more likely caused by man-made conditions than natural floods. The article identifies common points of vulnerability, such as windows, siding, balconies, and cool architectural designs that may allow water to penetrate the structure. It emphasizes the importance of proper installation, maintenance, and proactive measures to control the risks of water intrusion. The article advises against ignoring early signs of water intrusion, seeking expert help, and avoiding shortcuts to address the problem systemically.


Water damage, water intrusion, attached housing structures, townhouse condominium, high-rise buildings, construction flaws, building envelope, vulnerability, windows, siding, balconies, architectural designs, installation, maintenance, proactive measures, expert help, systemic solution.

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Water Damage and Where it Starts
February 16, 2022
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