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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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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Electro-Hygro-Thermal Changes in Damp Masonry

Humidity and temperature variations in buildings - also known as hygro-thermal changes - are well known among building professionals. Heating creates evaporation, while cooling often results in condensation. Because air always contains quite significant amounts of humidity in vapor form…

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Cottage with Lots of Cement

This 150 year old cottage has just been purchased recently and the new owners were looking froward to a full refurbishment. The past owners spent only the bare minimum on repairs and maintenance, so a lot of work was needed…

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Condensation Basics

What is Condensation?Condensation occurs when moist air (usually warm moist air found indoors) comes in direct contact with colder surfaces (e.g. walls, window panes). It is more prevalent at the bottom of external walls and cold corners or in places where…

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Survey: Victorian Terraced Home

This building is from 1898 and it has been just purchased by a new owner, a building "enthusiast" who intended to refurbish it as part of a DIY project. The owner has just stripped the walls by removing all wallpapers…

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Magnetic DPC Benefits and Observed Effects on Buildings

Benefits of our Magnetic DPCsHere are some of the key benefits of magnetic DPCs:Non-invasive: non-invasive installation, no damage to the building fabricReversible: by removing them from the building, their effect can be reversedSafe, with no negative side effectsPermanent solution to rising…

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