Dampness in Buildings

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This book considers the performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture exclusion and looks in detail at condensation and rising dampness. A chapter on diagnosis includes a checklist of likely causes. The new edition includes more material on several topics, including dampness in masonry, problems arising from modern construction techniques, new materials, material incompatibility, and the difficulties associated with assessing dampness in buildings.

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Dampness is one of the most common causes of building failure and it frequently entails expensive remedial work.


Problems relating to dampness are complex and widespread, and they require a through understanding of building technology and materials. 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 dampness. Throughout, the pros and cons of various remedial methods are examined. Although the book concentrates on current building materials and techniques, it also considers older methods and materials as an aid for rehabilitation work.


The second edition has been substantially expanded with a new chapter on penetrating damp, sections on incompatibility of building materials and on heath implications, and a new set of references.

About the Author:

Alan Oliver MSc, FIWS worked formerly as a Senior Scientific Officer with TRADA and Technical Sales Director of Protim Limited, before becoming Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, where he specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of dampness and timber infestation in buildings.


James Douglas BSc, ARICS and J. Stewart Stirling BSc, Dip Bldg Cons, ARICS are both Lecturers in Building Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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