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Diagnosis of dampness in a dwelling house.

G.M Hall

Diagnosis of dampness in a dwelling house.

by G.M Hall

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Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Dissertation (B.Sc. Build. Surv.) - University of Brighton, 1994.

ContributionsUniversity of Brighton. Department of Building.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20716350M

Causes of damp and mould. 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. The severity of asthma was found to correlate statistically with measures of total dampness (r = , p = ) and mould growth (r = , p = ) in the dwelling. Patients living in homes with confirmed areas of dampness had greater evidence of airflow obstruction than those living in dry homes Cited by:

These symptoms point to the presence of rising dampness as the lead source of dampness in the walls of these residential buildings. The results provide a platform for addressing the problem of Author: Kofi Agyekum. Symptoms. Dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a building. The unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, causing rot or mould health issues and may eventually lead to sick building syndrome. Plaster and paint deteriorate and wallpaper loosens. Stains, from the water, salts and from mould, mar highest airborne mould concentrations are found in buildings.

  Diagnosing the causes of dampness (GR 5 revised) DOWNLOAD. by John Houston (Mar) £ Download this book (PDF) Book Description. Dampness of one sort or another is the most common problem in housing. It results in visible wetting of walls, ceilings and floors, blistering paint, bulging plaster, sulfate attack on brickwork and mould. State Laws. State housing codes and landlord-tenant laws commonly include some provisions that address the underlying dampness and moisture problems that cause mold contamination—e.g., requirements for: adequate ventilation (generally and/or in bathrooms and kitchens); adequate plumbing (fixtures maintained in good working order, free from.


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Diagnosis of dampness in a dwelling house by G.M Hall Download PDF EPUB FB2

Dampness in Buildings, Diagnosis & Treatment (BLD) 2nd Edition. Description This book explains the nature of dampness in buildings, how to diagnose a dampness problem before it gets out of hand and how to deal with : Protimeter.

Dampness is common in indoor environments and is related to indoor grown of mould and bacteria as well as chemical degradation of building materials. Dampness is a consistent risk factor for respiratory symptoms, asthma symptoms, onset of asthma, respiratory infections and : Dan Norbäck. We studied a less intuitive association, that of damp and moldy conditions within a dwelling and depressive symptoms.

Molds are fungi that are found in many environments but grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions Therefore, dwellings that have problems with dampness Diagnosis of dampness in a dwelling house.

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Also see our Book Reviews - InspectAPedia. Understanding dampness Peter Trotman Chris Sanders Harry Harrison Understanding dampness HW Hidden dampness 36 Diagnosis 36 3Measuring moisture Instruments for measuring moisture 39 asked the Royal Institute of British Architects to investigate the causes of dampness in dwellingFile Size: KB.

Valuable books: may be re-bound. If the book or books is or are valuable, and if the book binding is in poor condition as well as moldy, it may make sense to have the moldy binding removed, the book interior cleaned, and the book then re-bound.

But this is certainly too costly for an ordinary home library. Storing books after mold removal: Some Missing: dwelling house. 3) The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released a position statement on mould and dampness in the built environment, which uses the evidence for health effects associated with damp indoor environments to conclude that persistent dampness and mould damage in the nonindustrial workplace, including schools and residential housing, requires prevention, management and Cited by: 5.

Also, damp conditions typically affect the mental health of dwelling occupants, causing depression and anxiety, particularly where there is damage to decoration from mold or damp staining (Nicol.

The book stresses the need to use a moisture meter to obtain reliable and comprehensive information. Dampness in Buildings will be of immediate practical use to surveyors, architects, builders, housing managers and health inspectors. It will be equally valuable to house owners and potential purchasers/5(10).

This describes a more sticky manifestation of dampness. It often lodges in particular organs and combines easily with heat or cold. Phlegm or mucus congeals and obstructs our functioning. Resolving Dampness though food and Acupuncture: All dampness is treated by strengthening the Spleen and may also need tonification of the Kidneys, Lung and g: dwelling house.

A Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Dampness. Author: Jonathan Hetreed; Publisher: Crowood ISBN: Category: House & Home Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Dampness can become an enemy when it invades our interior space, when it persists, when it spreads and damages our domestic fittings, finishes and furnishings, when it encourages the growth of moulds that threaten.

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: The Damp House: A Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Dampness Hardcover – Octo with specialist contractors that sometimes concentrate on a single treatment rather than offering a comprehensive diagnosis.

Penned by an experienced architect, this manual will help readers evaluate solutions offered to them by professionals 5/5(1). Rising Damp & its Control Figure 3: External examination Assessment of Dampness in Buildings The Survey It is essential when investigating the potential for rising dampness to eliminate other sources of water ingress.

A guide to the approach to be adopted for a damp survey is as Size: KB. 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.

Despite all the technical advice that has been published in the past there is still a significant set of problems. This book Missing: dwelling house. Diagnosing the causes of dampness (GR 5 revised) was written by John Houston and published by BRE on 18 March Even in a ‘dry’ building, there is a surprising amount of water in porous materials, most of which does no g: dwelling house.

To identify the symptoms associated with dampness in walls of residential buildings. To identif y the most dominant type of d ampness associated with the walls of these buildings. In a survey of 5, buildings affected by dampness, Agyekum et al. () reported that all the buildings showed one or more signs of rising dampness, penetration damp and condensation.

This invaluable book provides clear information and an overview of the types and causes of dampness plus an indication of the range of treatments and remedies that are available.

Superbly illustrated with approximately colour drawings and photographs, The Damp House will help readers to understand and solve simple problems themselves and to.

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Moisture & Mold The National Academy of Sciences recently released a report, “Damp Indoor Spaces and Health,” examining the link between dampness, health problems and their causes. While the jury on mold is still out, clinical evidence has drawn a link between damp buildings and the appearance of.

As the number of dampness signs increased, the ORs increased for the symptoms except general symptoms (OR for nose symptoms =95% CI –). Conclusion: Both VOCs and dampness were significantly related to symptoms.

We should take measures to reduce the concentrations of VOCs, dampness and microbial growth in by: Too many snacks and/or sweets had significantly high ORs for eye, nasal, general symptoms, and any symptoms. Water leakage in the dwelling had significantly high ORs for cough, general symptoms, and any symptoms.

The home dampness index had significantly high ORs for cough, general symptoms, and any symptoms. The classroom dampness index had significantly lower ORs for general Cited by: Buy our "Dampness in Buildings" reprinted book by the great expert Graham Coleman.

A great read, short and to the point. are useful tools for this diagnosis (like steps) against the house wall. No = if the damp is higher up the wall or patchy, more likely to be penetrating dampness - check the exterior walls for defects, check gutters.