Handling moisture-affected timber
Moisture management is a critical part of using timber or recovering from flood damage. Discover more...
Important information about moisture-affected timber
Recent extreme rainfall in Queensland and New South Wales has created conditions in which timber products may become affected by moisture.
To minimise damage to timber and wood products, WoodSolutions has the following resources.
A two-page pdf document by Jeffrey J. Morrell, Professor and Director, National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life.This describes potential moisture problems in timber storage and provides solutions, download the document by cicking on the following link.
Technical Design Guide 12: Impact and Assessment of Moisture-affected, Timber Construction, available for free download here.
If you have any projects that may be moisture affected, we encourage you to read these documents – or pass them on to any colleagues or contractors who may find them useful.
Like to know more?
Visit WoodSolutions Campus and take the Managing Timber’s Moisture Content module.
This free self-paced online module is a quick and easy introduction to the role of moisture in timber, how it is measured, how it can affect performance and service life and how it is measured.
Still need help?
Check out the hundreds of questions and answers in the WoodSolutions Expert Advice database. [LINK TO https://www.woodsolutions.com.au/expert-advice]