Damp diffusion and buildings prevention of damp diffusion damage in building design by Karl Seiffert

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Statementtranslated [from the German MS] by A.B. Phillips and F.H. Turner.
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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:   Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability : William B.

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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.

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Evaporation: The transformation of liquid into a vapor, generally as a result of rise of temperature, is the opposite of condensation. Moisture in damp soil, such as in a crawl space, can evaporate into the air.

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Damp in buildings may be apparent from: Damp patches. Mould growth. Mildew, salts, staining and tide marks. Damage to surface finishes, such as blistering paint and bulging plaster. Corrosion and decay of the building fabric.

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NOTE: THIS IS A DOWNLOAD - FOLLOW THIS LIN K TO PURCHASE THE PAPER VERSION. Dampness is a continuing cause of distress to building occupants.

It is possibly a source of or a contributor to illness, and it encourages deterioration in the fabric of a building. Condensation within walls during cold weather is a common performance problem.

Most such condensation is due to air leakage, not diffusion. Although air barrier and vapor control layers can reduce the quantity and occurrence of condensation due to both mechanisms, the use of exterior insulation (even if that insulation is a vapor barrier and/or air barrier) can warm sensitive surfaces.

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A wet concrete floor can wick water into walls and molding, promoting mold growth. All natural systems tend towards equilibrium. A hot cup of coffee transfers heat to the air in the room until they are both at the same temperature (this is related to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics).

In chemistry, higher concentrations of a. Mould and damp are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames.

A newly built home may be damp if the water used when building it is still drying out – for example, in the plaster on the walls. A vapor barrier (or vapour barrier) is any material used for damp proofing, typically a plastic or foil sheet, that resists diffusion of moisture through the wall, floor, ceiling, or roof assemblies of buildings to prevent interstitial condensation and of cally, many of these materials are only vapor retarders as they have varying degrees of permeability.A review of studies in several European countries, Canada and the United States in indicated that at least 20% of buildings had one or more signs of dampness (Institute of Medicine, ).

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