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  • João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • António C. Azevedo
  • Ana S. Guimarães
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

Moisture damage is one of the most important factors limiting building performance. High moisture levels can damage construction (condensations, mould development) and inhabitants’ health (allergic risks). As an example, rising damp coming from the ground that climbs through the porous materials constitutes one of the main causes of buildings degradation; especially the old ones.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • António C. Azevedo
    • 2
  • Ana S. Guimarães
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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