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Posts published in “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.

Materials for Damp Proofing

The materials used for damp proofing are: 1. Bitumen: In hot condition it is highly flexible and can be applied with brush to the bedding…

Ill-Effects of Dampness

Ill-effects of dampness are as listed below: 1. Patches develop and destroy the appearance of the building. 2. Colour wash, white wash and paintings are…

Causes of Dampness

Dampness may be caused by: (a) Ground water (b) Rain water and (c) Leakages from pipes. (a) Dampness due to Ground Water: All buildings are…