Civil Engineering

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.
5) Guniting.

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