Rising Damp vs. Condensation

One of the fundamental points of confusion on the subject of dampness is the confusion between rising damp and condensation. Recent research on condensation has finally clarified the differences between these two phenomena. Rising Damp vs. Condensation – Simple, Non-Technical…

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Breathability

The concept of breathability is paramount in building conservation. Breathability means the fabric of old building needs to be open-pore or permeable to moisture. This way water vapors can penetrate the fabric and moisture can evaporate out from the fabric…

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Moisture Sources in Old Buildings

The subject of dampness in old buildings can be a complex and intimidating topic, however with the understanding of the basics the topic becomes actually quite simple.Main Moisture SourcesAccording to the industry's current understanding, the main moisture sources affecting old…

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Types of Condensation

After discussing the basics of condensation in the previous section, let's see now what are the main drivers behind it. Because condensation occurs as a result of an interaction between temperature and humidity, condensation can be driven by any of these two…

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