Prevention of Dampness
There are various methods of damp proofing. Adoption of any specific method depends upon various factors such as
―nature of the surface,
―location of the structure,
―sub-soil water table,
―the amount of dampness to be handled, etc.
Following are the methods or measures adopted to prevent dampness:
1) Surface treatment.
2) Integral waterproofing.
3) Incorporation of a membrane between the source of dampness and the part of the building adjacent to it.
4) Construction of cavity wall.