Dealing with moisture-contaminated wood


Extreme rainfall can create conditions in which wood products can be adversely affected by moisture.

To minimize damage to wood and wood products, WoodSolutions recommends the following resources.

WoodSolutions wood storage flyer

This two-page PDF document, entitled “Reduce Moisture Issues by Storage Timber Correctly,” by Jeffrey J. Morrell, Professor and Director of the National Center for Timber Durability and Design Life, describes potential moisture problems in wood storage and provides solutions.


Technical Design Guide 12

Effects and evaluation of moisture-loaded wooden frame constructions.


If you have projects that may be affected by moisture, we encourage you to read these documents or give them to colleagues or contractors who may find them useful.

Would you like to know more?

Visit the WoodSolutions Campus and take part in the Managing Timber’s Moisture Content module.

This free online self-paced module provides a quick and easy introduction to the role of moisture in wood, how it is measured and how it can affect performance and lifespan.

Still need help

View hundreds of questions and answers in the WoodSolutions Expert Advice database.


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