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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Myth #7: Damp Proof Courses Never Go Bad

Fact: this is incorrect.Damp proof courses, just like everything in nature, is subject to aging and degradation over time - a natural physical law. Why would damp proof courses be an exception and violate this universal law?Let's look into this in…

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Myth #3: Rising Damp Is Condensation​

Fact: rising damp is not condensation.Rising damp is a combination of several phenomena, condensation just being one of rising damp's sub-stages. (shown on stage 3)Water vapours move into the dry capillary and get deposited onto the capillary walls, initially as one…

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Myth #1: Rising Damp Doesn’t Exist

Fact: rising damp does exist.Why Wouldn't Exist?Here is the question. It wouldn't exist just because...Someone said so?Or someone said that rising damp is a fraud invented in 1962 by the UK damp proofing industry?Or someone else published a book telling that he…

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