As a result of rising damp buildings decay rapidly!
How to recognize rising damp?
- Visibly damaged internal and external walls
up to a height of 2 meters above ground level
- Mouldy and unpleasant odours of humidity
- Formation of mould on walls (fungi)
- Facade plaster decays and crumbles
- Walls are cold and moist
Rising damp, apart from its unpleasant smell, attracts bacteria and fungi into the space and saturates the air causing increased atmospheric humidity. Long term exposure to such conditions can result in a weakened immune system and development of allergic and immune reactions, asthma and other diseases.
The efficiency of thermal insulation of walls is reduced by increasing damp in the walls resulting in high heating costs.
To heat the room at 22 degrees, we need more energy:
Wall dampness of 70%26%
Wall dampness of 80%36%
Wall dampness of 90%47%
Dampness up to 35% is considered normal.
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