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December 15, 2007

Connecticut Trapped Moisture Potential

Filed under: Connecticut — Tags: , , — John Banta @ 6:59 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists has posted climate change information for the state of Connecticut at: http://www.climatechoices.org/assets/documents/climatechoices/connecticut_necia.pdf

They indicate the climate for Connecticut is shifting southward.

 

If these trends continue, then problems with trapped moisture in wall cavities is likely to develop.

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December 13, 2007

Connecticut

Filed under: Connecticut — Tags: , , — John Banta @ 2:28 pm

A few regions containing expansive clay soil with a slight to moderate potential for expansion are found in Connecticut. If you have concerns consult an experienced geologist.

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Adapted from the “Swelling Clays Map Of The Conterminous United States” by W.W. Olive, A.F. Chleborad, C.W. Frahme, Julius Schlocker, R.R. Schneider, and R.L Shuster; 1989

MAP LEGEND
Red Unit contains abundant clay having high swelling potential
Blue Part of unit (generally less than 50%) consists of clay having high swelling potential
Orange    Unit contains abundant clay having slight to moderate swelling potential
Green Part of unit (generally less than 50%) consists of clay having slight to moderate swelling potential
Brown Unit contains little or no swelling clay
Yellow Data insufficient to indicate clay content of unit and/or swelling potential of clay (Shown in westernmost states only)

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