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Avoiding Damp Problems in Space Frame Steel House Construction

Space frame steel structure building is more afraid of the problem is moisture, so anti-corrosion and moisture proof work must be done, otherwise it will directly affect the quality of the house will also reduce the service life of the house.

Leaks in space-framed steel buildings come from both external and internal sources. Roof leaks occur when moisture penetrates the exterior of the building (usually the roof). Moisture and heat from the interior of the building can form condensation on the inside of the space-framed steel structure when it hits the colder exterior of the building in cold weather.

1.Choose a high quality space frame steel building kit.

2.Install the screws correctly. First, the screws must strike the steel framing below. Second, to prevent leakage, the self-drilling screws connecting the steel roof to the wall panels must be drilled in a straight line without bending. Third, screws with washers must be drilled to the correct depth. If the seal is too tight, excessive compression may leak, and if there is not enough confinement, the washer will not form a tight seal and may leak.

3.Keep the humidity low. In the rush to build up, people sometimes use huge heaters to dry concrete floors. The concrete releases water as it dries, and when the warm, moist air inside collides with the cold weather outside, condensation forms inside the structure. Therefore it is important to provide adequate ventilation until the concrete slab is fully cured.

4.Add flame retardant. One of the better ways to eliminate condensation problems is to add a high quality diaphragm to the insulation.

Moisture is the enemy of space frame steel buildings and don’t underestimate the damage caused by leaks in space frame steel buildings. Even a very small drop of water can cause major problems if not corrected quickly. Water damage can lead to: corrosion and rusting of the space frame steel structure; rotting odours, mould problems leading to poor indoor air quality; premature ageing, reducing the life and value of the building; damage to the structure; and moisture can also lead to insulation.