Scientific Information on Rising Damp

There is a ton of scientific information on rising damp. This chapter presents key scientific concepts behind rising damp for those who want to understand this topic deeper. The scientific information has been selected from various research papers which have…

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Basic Information on Rising Damp

In this section, during the next few pages we present some of the most important concepts of rising damp for the less scientifically minded, in plain English, without the added complexity of scientific jargon. Relevant drawings and illustrations have also been…

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Rising Damp – Recreating it in a Lab

One of the reasons why certain people think rising damp does not exist can be attributed to some of the failures of reproducing rising damp satisfactorily under lab conditions. The idea behind simulating rising damp in a lab is to…

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Basic Concept #2 – Electrokinetic Phenomena

What we commonly refer to as "capillarity" or "capillary effect" is nothing else but the combined effect of various forces acting in the electrical double layer area. One of the most important phenomena are electrokinetic forces or phenomena.In liquids, electrokinetic…

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How Much Water Can Be Inside Your Walls?

The amount of water that old walls can accumulate from rising damp can be truly staggering.I recently came across a scientific publication (attached at the end of the page), that analyzed rising damp in detail, providing some of the scientific…

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The Water and Salt Cycle of Rising Damp

There are 2 major cycles occurring inside old walls:1. The Water CycleFollows the following path: soil > wall fabric > finishing > air.If the wall fabric and finish is breathable, most of the water can easily evaporate, resulting in a…

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