I founded Building Literate after learning the importance of being building literate the hard way. My husband and I purchased a 7 year old home and, after I became very sick, we discovered significant hidden mold and rot inside the walls. For the next year, I immersed myself in the building science and safe construction world to try to understand why my house was falling apart. I am lucky to live in a state that many building science pioneers also call home. I’ve decided to put my new knowledge and personal experience to work in order to spark new discussion about the art and science of making homes healthy.