This professional book is a comprehensive reference work and compendium on the entire topic of, renovation and repair of moisture- and salt-damaged buildings. Beside the basics of building physics and damage mechanisms, the book describes products, procedures and systems for subsequent horizontal and vertical waterproofing and it lists a number of supporting measures in the field of building maintenance. Characteristics and advantages are described as well as possible limits of application. Further on the book describes comprehensively the restoration of salt-laden masonry and presents different desalination procedures and special plaster systems. In addition it contains a section on the destruction of construction materials by fungi and insects which discolour and destroy wood, and provides a chapter covering the development of mildew resulting from condensation and its effects on living comfort and health. It shows preventive and combating procedures for wood rehabilitation and preservation. The book treats the entire topic of moisture penetration of buildings and clarifies the interdependence and effects of different damage cases. The numerous illustrations and tables as well as its practical preparations make this book a helpful working tool.
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