Making sure a new house is weathertight begins with carefully evaluating the site. From there, it is important to understand and apply basic design principles and choose the appropriate materials, techniques and detail solutions.
Making leaky buildings weathertight is a complex job that requires expert input to assess the extent of the problem, select the appropriate repair option and design the appropriate solutions.
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From the early 1990s, changes in design, materials, details and construction techniques led to weathertightness failures in thousands of buildings.
Knowing how water behaves can help you understand why some designs and details leak while others remain weathertight.
Following the design carefully on site and using the right techniques are just as important as getting the design itself right.