Archive for the 'dampness' Category

Beware Dampness

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Dampness comes in many forms, with the obvious health and comfort issues, it is always wise to spot any problems early and remedy them quickly. Here’s what to look for.

damp squib

Friday, April 9th, 2010

While most modern squibs used by professionals are insulated from moisture, older uninsulated squibs needed to be kept dry in order to ignite, so a “damp squib” was literally one that failed to perform because it got wet. The phrase “damp squib” has since come into general use to mean anything that fails to meet [...]

Rising damp

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Rising damp is water from the ground that enters a structure by capillary action. Water that enters or affects a building through any other route can move about in various ways but is not rising damp. Only rising damp can be cured by the installation of a chemical damp proof course.