What is Dampness | Harmful Effects of Dampness

Thursday, January 6, 2011 16:22
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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 asĀ  a whole.
  • It causes unhygienic conditions for the occupants of the building.

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One Response to “What is Dampness | Harmful Effects of Dampness”

  1. Muhammad Khan says:

    November 5th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    what’s the solution to stop dampness?
    any chemical ?,
    procedure ?
    if u have any research papers about dampness and send on my email

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