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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Rising Damp – What is it, What Causes it?

Rising Damp – Historical OverviewAlthough the existence of rising damp and problems caused by it have been documented since antiquity, its underlying mechanisms has not been well understood.The first known written historical reference about rising damp goes back to ancient Rome.…

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