Leaking high level gutters and rainwater pipes These are a common cause of low wall-based dampness
, especially where there are solid external walls; dampness
is caused by over spilling gutters and rainwater pipes.
from the ceiling drips as we wait to be spat out, in carriages home.
According to the city's 1994 uniform housing code, inadequate bathroom facilities or plumbing, poor electrical lighting, dampness
in the walls, infestation by insects or vermin or rodents, and general dilapidation or improper maintenance of a building all constitute inadequate sanitation that can by cited by inspectors.
has appeared in places many had not noticed before.
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard she once told a 62-year-old disabled man she was a council worker checking for dampness
He has done a new study and reports that arthritis pain may have nothing to do with barometric pressure or dampness
Flicking through the book recently and in particular the chapter Dampness
, I noted the introduction to the chapter had a subtitle - Reasons why the cause of dampness
may not be simple to solve.
Good old hairspray comes into its own on wet days too, toughening up wispy strands and giving control and manageability, despite the dampness
Bala explains that the dampness
makes pollens too heavy to become airborne.
A COUPLE of weeks ago I wrote about creating basement rooms and the problem of stopping ground water dampness
soaking through the walls.
When I lecture to building surveying students about dampness
I'm careful to explain it can occur from a number of sources.
The salts will still absorb moisture but this time from within the room showing up as a patch of dampness
usually with a brown stain to make it even less attractive.
Allan Stewart, by email A Check the loft space for condensation, as it looks like the dampness
is coming from above.
However, this will vary depending on the severity of the dampness
Modern properties are increasingly suffering from condensation, dampness
and inadequate ventilation.