What is Dampness | Harmful Effects of DampnessThursday, January 6, 2011 16:22
Dampness: The Access or penetration of moisture contents inside a building through its walls, floors or roof is known as dampness.
Harmful Effects of Dampness :
Dampness is not only harmful for the building itself but also for the inhabitants of the building . So it is very important to make a building damp proof.
Following are some common ill or harmful effects which dampness may cause.
- It Causes dry rot to the wooden portion of the building. Dry rot
is a fungal disease that causes timber to become brittle and crumble into powder.
It causes Corrosion of metals used in construction .
It causes peeling off or removal of plaster.
It causes the paints to get blistered.
It causes floors of the building to remain ugly.
All Electric Installations get destroyed.
It reduces the life of the structure as a whole.