Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor in Litigation
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Problems with manufacturing, design, and construction cause countless premature failures of water-resistive barriers; therefore, durability is a central factor in construction litigation. This presentation synthesizes a practical understanding of durability based on theoretical behavior, observations from numerous failure case studies, and research and test results from The Durability Lab. Improving durability is also closely related to sustainability; preventing premature failure keeps building materials out of the landfill longer.