Trade in Yours
For a 3.54 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Dampness in Buildings [Paperback]

Alan Oliver , James Douglas , Stewart Stirling

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Trade In this Item for up to 3.54
Trade in Dampness in Buildings for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 3.54, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

9 Dec 1996 0632040858 978-0632040858 2nd Edition
This book considers the performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture exclusion and looks in detail at condensation and rising dampness. A chapter on diagnosis includes a checklist of likely causes. The new edition includes more material on several topics, including dampness in masonry, problems arising from modern construction techniques, new materials, material incompatibility, and the difficulties associated with assessing dampness in buildings.

Product details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


From reviews of previous edition

‘provides an erudite and wide–ranging analysis of how dampness can occur in building materials’ – Building Design

‘a wealth of information as to the cause and cure of damp and condensation problems’ – Master Builder

From the Back Cover

Dampness is one of the most common causes of building failure and it frequently entails expensive remedial work.

Problems relating to dampness are complex and widespread, and they require a through understanding of building technology and materials. This book deals, first of all, with properties of the more common building materials, and then considers performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture control or exclusion.

Condensation and rising damp are looked at in detail, and a chapter on diagnosis provides a handy checklist to the likely causes of the main problems of dampness. Throughout, the pros and cons of various remedial methods are examined. Although the book concentrates on current building materials and techniques, it also considers older methods and materials as an aid for rehabilitation work.

The second edition has been substantially expanded with a new chapter on penetrating damp, sections on incompatibility of building materials and on heath implications, and a new set of references.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Our relationship to water is ambivalent. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category