Description This book explains the nature of dampness in buildings, how to diagnose a dampness problem before it gets out of hand and how to deal with it. It covers the problems of rising dampness and condensation (and how to distinguish them), which are generally not fully understood, even by many professional surveyors. The book stresses the need to use a moisture meter to obtain reliable and comprehensive information. Dampness in Buildings will be of immediate practical use to surveyors, architects, builders, housing managers and health inspectors.
It will be equally valuable to house owners and potential purchasers.
Surveyors, architects, builders, housing managers, health inspectors, house owners, potential purchasers.
Introduction; The dampness problem; What dampness is; Is there a dampness problem; Salts contamination in wall surfaces caused by rising damp; The sources of water causing dampness: liquid water; The sources of water causing dampness: water from the air; Diagnosing the causes of dampness; How to monitor the drying out of a new building structure; Molds, fungi, and wood boring insects; Appendix: for the practical and concerned householder; Index.
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