Month: March 2017

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What exactly is capillary damp?

What exactly is capillary damp?

Capillary rising damp is characteristic of old buildings, built at a time when builders were unaware of waterproof materials such as bitumen and the like, which are now used for waterproofing. Moreover, old buildings are often built without foundations, directly...

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Health hazard

1. Material disintegration and destruction Damp rises up the walls, carrying dissolved salts and nitrates. When the damp evaporates and dries up, the salts crystallise, and given that crystallisation stress is one of the highest in nature, the resulting pressure...

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Dehydration process

- Firstly, water from the highest levels of the walls to which it has risen slowly begins to move towards the lower parts. - In the initial phase of the system, when the damp inside the walls starts moving, it...