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particle board and moisture

particle board and moisture

particle board and moisture

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I am reviewing a modular home that has several locations of floor failure.  The floor is particle board.  The owner claims that a leaking pipe flooded the under area and the moisture wicked up to the sub-floor.  the sub-floor is separated from the under area by a 10 mil visqueen membrane.  Does anyone have links to infomation on moisture damage to particle board?  Does anyone have experience on this subject?

RE: particle board and moisture

http://www.apawood.org/

This is the link to the Plywood Association, who should be quite familiar with your problem.

Are you sure it is particle board, as opposed to oriented strand board?

RE: particle board and moisture

(OP)
Trussdoc, thanks for the reply.  I will check out the APA website, thanks.  Yes, the floor is particle board.  Many modular homes use particle board as flooring.

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