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introduction to the treatment of rising damp in old buildings

Gilbert Williams

introduction to the treatment of rising damp in old buildings

by Gilbert Williams

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Published by Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dampness in buildings.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gilbert Williams and Nicola Ashurst.
    SeriesInformation sheet / Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings -- 6
    ContributionsAshurst, Nicola., Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp.9-12 :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19448082M

    Types of Rising Damp Treatment. Any form of rising damp must be stopped at the source to be sure that the damp problem is fully rectified. Carrying our quick fixes will only cover up the issue for a short-term period and therefore make it more expensive for you to solve in the long term. Salt Attack and Rising Damp: A Guide to Salt Damp in Historic and Older Buildings. This guide aims to provide owners, consultants and contractors with sufficient information to understand what causes salt attack and rising damp (and also falling and penetrating damp) and to diagnose and identify appropriate repairs for cases commonly seen in Australia.

    DAMP IN OLD BUILDINGS - WHY BUILDINGS NEED TO ‘BREATHE’ Introduction Rising dampis moisture which is absorbed up the walls from the ground. Many causes of damp are mistakenly identified as rising damp, but most reports of damp can be attributed to one or more of the above causes. True rising damp is relatively rare. Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for originally broadcast the programme from 2 September until 9 May It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his stage play The Banana Box (retained as the working title early in the series). The series was the highest-ranking ITV sitcom in the BBC's Best Sitcoms poll of Created by: Eric Chappell.

    Rising damp in masonry walls of old buildings 2 2 – RISING DAMP According to Young [3], rising damp is caused by capillary suction of the fine pores or voids that occur in all masonry materials. The capillaries draw water from the soils beneath a building against the .   Rising Damp is form of moisture ingress that affects the ground floor of buildings. It happens when water is absorbed from the earth surrounding the .


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Introduction to the treatment of rising damp in old buildings by Gilbert Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

So called 'Rising Damp specialists', and RICS chartered building surveyors recommending damp treatment for 'Damp Walls' have caused massive, and irreparable damage to old buildings through their incompetence.

Don't use them. In his book, Dampness in Buildings, Alan Oliver refers to research carried out in Belgium regarding the effectiveness of different types of rising damp treatments: In Belgium, at the Centre Scientifique et Technique de la Construction (CTSC, ), research was carried out on the effectiveness of the main retrofit DPCs found in Europe.

In old buildings, damp is often caused by the use of inappropriate modern materials and the subsequent inability of the historic fabric to ‘breathe’.

Rising damp is the term routinely used when damp patches appear but, in reality, many damp problems relate to penetrating damp and increasingly, as we strive to thermally insulate buildings. Rising damp - Designing Buildings Wiki - Share your construction industry knowledge.

Excess moisture is a common problem in buildings, and may be apparent from; damp patches, mould growth, mildew, salts, staining, ‘tide marks', blistering paint, bulging plaster, and so on.

Frequently rising damp is confused with the genuine phenomena of capillary action. Anyone who has ever dunked a biscuit in a cup of tea will have seen an example of capillary action (AKA capillary rise or capillarity).

Buildings don’t spontaneously erupt into a case of rising damp. Damp is a symptom (albeit an unpleasant one) of other. Damp in old buildings DAMP IN OLD BUILDINGS WHY BUILDINGS NEED TO ‘BREATHE’ Introduction. Living in an older building should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

So why can it sometimes turn into a costly nightmare for some owners. Discovering your building is damp, has dry and wet rot or death watch beetle can be distressing for all.

Buy Dampness in Buildings: Diagnosis, Treatment, Instruments 2 by Gobert, E. G., Oxley, T. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and /5(10). Successful treatment can only be achieved if the type of damp is correctly diagnosed.

The complexity of existing buildings means that damp is very often misdiagnosed, leading to future problems, cost and disruption to the occupants.

The most common causes of persistent damp in buildings are: Condensation (surface or interstitial). Rising damp. Case Studies of Rising Damp Treatment in Historical Buildings. in addition to this general Introduction: This book chapter is divided in several sections.

In old buildings, rising damp in. Rising Damp Prevention. There are many approaches to the treatment of rising damp. Key to the selection of an appropriate treatment is correct diagnosis of the dampness affecting a building.

There are a wide range of instruments and techniques that can be used to investigate the presence of moisture in building materials. Rising damp is a relatively rare form of damp that affects the walls of buildings.

It occurs when moisture from the ground travels up through the walls by capillary action. This means that ground water is effectively sucked up through tiny tubes in the bricks, like a series of straws.

Rising Damp & its Control 5 Rising Dampness Rising damp in buildings may be defined as the vertical flow of water up through a permeable wall structure, the water being derived from ground water.

The water rises through the pores (capillaries) in the masonry by a process loosely termed ‘capillarity’. In other words the masonry acts like a Size: KB. 1 RISING DAMP ITS CONTROL Contents Preface 2 Part 1 – Rising Dampness 4 Part 2 – Assessment of Dampness in Buildings 10 Part 3 – Treatment of Rising Damp 16 Part 4 – Replastering Following Insertion of a Damp‐proof Course 30 Part 4A – Replastering System No Dryzone Express Replastering System 36 Part 4B – Replastering System No Dryzone Damp-Resistant Plaster 40File Size: 7MB.

Treating rising damp in the walls of historical buildings is complex because moisture transfer into the walls of old buildings in direct contact with the ground leads to the migration of soluble. Building and Environment 42 () – Treatment of rising damp in historical buildings: wall base ventilation M.

Isabel M. Torresa, Vasco Peixoto de Freitasb aCivil Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology of Coimbra University, Po´lo II-Pinhal de Marrocos Coimbra, Portugal bBuilding Physics Laboratory (LFC)-Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Cited by: Many old buildings were built without a damp proof course and if the foundations rest in waterlogged soil, rising damp can be the result.

Curing the problem involves the installation of a new damp proof course using either a mechanical barrier (plastic sheet, metal, slate, etc.) or by impregnating the wall with chemical solution. Rising damp and Venetian buildings: a literature review.

Rising damp phenomena in porous materials have been diffusely studied and described from the point of views of the physics laws, as for example the rise of water within single capillary tubes (Jurin Law), or in more complicated structures [1,7,12,29].

In masonries, the maximum height Cited by: This book deals, first of all, with properties of the more common building materials, and then considers performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture control or exclusion. Condensation and rising damp are looked at in detail, and a chapter on diagnosis provides a handy checklist to the likely causes of the main problems of Cited by: Rising Damp is a term coined by the British damp industry to help them sell chemicals.

These people are members of a chemical industry association called the Property Care Association, or PCA for short. Their website is flashy, and deliberately, desperately tries to make them look professional.

They even help their fraudulent con artist members to write blogs and websites which try to make. Introduction. The treatment of rising damp is a problem difficult to solve and with a great importance in monuments and historical buildings. Since a long time ago, several treatment techniques were developed but not always with the required efficiency.

As examples, should be Cited by: 5. in rising damp has also been critically presented in literature. According to [9], rising damp results from the capillary flow of ground water into the walls of buildings. Burkinshaw and Parrett [1] defined rising damp as moisture that travels upwards through the pore structure or through small fissures orFile Size: 1MB.Chemical injections are the mainstream rising damp solution in the UK, but due to their invasive nature are less preferred and used in old heritage buildings.

The success rate of chemical injections is limited by a number of technical factors due to the complex chemistry they depend on, as well as on the skill of the person administering it.This Information Sheet provides a brief introduction to rising damp, its control and treatment, for the owner or manager of buildings of heritage value.

A short bibliography of more detailed works on the subject is included for interested readers. What is rising damp? Rising damp occurs as a result of capillary suction of moisture from the.