Dampness and Its Prevention

Dampness in a building is the presence of moisture in various parts of building like floor, wall, roof etc. The continuous dampness of building give rise to unhygenic condition, hence care should be taken to prevent such situation. In this chapter causes and effects of dampness are presented. Ideal materials required for prevention of dampness are discussed and various methods of preventing dampness are presented.

—–9.1 Causes of Dampness
—–9.2 Ill-Effects of Dampness
—–9.3 Requirements of an Ideal Material for Damp Proofing
—–9.4 Materials for Damp Proofing
—–9.5 Methods of Damp Proofing