How Texas Humidity Can Affect Wood and Paint

One of the challenges we face in Austin with interior finish work is, believe it or not, Humidity. You might ask, how can this affect the interior finish-out of a house? Wood expands and contracts based on the moisture content.

That being said, when cabinets, trim, interior doors, moldings, etc. are being installed these can all be affected by humidity. Here is what can and does happen if the humidity and weather are ignored:
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Prevent Water From Entering Your Crawlspace

Underground, pressurized water can turn any basement or crawlspace into a “relief” valve, particularly when the underground water is moving below the level of the foundation beams. Even lining the crawlspace with thick plastic and installing a gravel layer for weight cannot always prevent this pressurized below-ground water from making its way into your crawlspace. Read more

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How to Stop Condensation on Air Conditioner Grills

With the recent weather conditions being extremely humid and warm, you might have noticed your AC vents or even window looking like they are leaking water or sweating. The cause is simply that your air conditioner is working well. “Wrong” you say…. Let me explain the science behind it.

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