Home Certified, Inc. Moisture Testing, Drying and Temporary Heat
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One of the keys to a healthy home is to proactively monitor moisture content levels and home performance in order to avoid structural damage and moisture related health issues. Measuring moisture content is important not just during the construction of the home, but over the life of the structure as well.

Included in the links below, we have provided additional information and links to resources regarding moisture content levels in your home.

Moisture in building product guidelines

Health issues

Oregon building code requirement for moisture content certification, effective July 1, 2008

R318.2 Moisture content.
Prior to the installation of interior finishes, the building official shall be notified in writing by the general contractor that all moisture-sensitive wood framing members used in construction have a moisture content of not more than 19 percent of the weight of dry wood framing members.