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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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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