Forensic Engineering Report - Causes Of Mold In Buildings


  • Norman L. Cooper



Mold, indoor air quality


Mold, Including Rot, In Buildings Can Be A Severe Health And Safety Hazard. But Treating The Mold Is Only Treating The Symptom And Is Usually Unnecessary. If The Cause Of Mold, Moisture, Is Not Resolved, The Mold Will Likely Return. Causes Of Mold (Moisture Sources) Include Deficiencies In At Least 16 Subjects: Floodplain Management (P32), Stormwater Management (P32), Floor Elevations (P34), Drainage Slopes (P34), Basement Drainage (P36), Ground Clearance (P39), Vapor Barriers (P40), Foundations (P41), Plumbing (P42), Roofs (P43), Fenestration (Windows, Etc.) (P45), Siding (P46), Ventilation (P47), Air Conditioning (P51), Insulation (P52), And Exterior Structures (P52). The Good News Is That Complying With Established Requirements For Existing Or New Construction Will Minimize Or Prevent Moisture That Is Essential To Mold Growth. Many Of These Requirements Are Cited For Each Of These Subjects, With Expert Witness Examples From Several Of The United States. This Paper Concludes With Outcomes (P53), Recommendations (P53), And A Sample Expert Witness Report (P54)



How to Cite

Cooper, Norman L. 2006. “Forensic Engineering Report - Causes Of Mold In Buildings”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 23 (1).