Causes of Dampness in Buildings

Causes of dampness in buildings are

  • Rain penetration.
  • Level of site.
  • Drain ability of soil.
  • Climate condition.
  • Defective orientation of building.
  • Moisture entrapped during construction.
  • Defective construction e.g. joints.
  • Use of poor quality bricks which ultimately absorb a lot of water.
  • Use of Poor quality of concrete (permeable concrete).


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