ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Brand prophetically stated that, "Most new products are experiments, and most experiments fail." This also applies to new procedures when disciplines are connected, like even the usually benign interaction between the HVAC systems and building sound attenuation design. One such area that is a trending failure in new multifamily construction is mold growth underneath bathroom and kitchen cabinets during the final stages of construction. A lack of sufficient drying (including dehumidification) and the installation of enhanced floor sound barrier design is resulting in small micro-climates underneath these cabinets that is resulting in mold growth and moisture damage. In order to enhance the sound characteristics between apartments there has been an increase in the depth of the gypsum-based floor system along with it being installed over a sound barrier membrane. This is causing mold problems because of a lack of dehumidification from the air-conditioning units (or natural drying) during the final stages of construction. These complexes are now facing removal and replacement of all cabinets.
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