WATER IN MASONRY
a widespread pathology
Water is a fundamental and indispensable substance for the construction of traditional houses but, at the same time, it is also the substance that contributes most to their destruction. The causes underlying dampness in walls are numerous. Here is a list:
from construction materials
INFILTRATIONS OF WATER
from roof, terraces, sheet metalwork and leaks from system
from hydraulic systems
SPLASHES AND SPRAY
from the passing vehicles
due to non-traspraing materials and thermal bridging
that attract water due to construction materials with different pH values
due to the counterthrust of water tables
WATER IN THE MASONRY
concauses that feed the pathology
Studies and researches done over the years have led us to adopt a global vision of the problem and the building, no longer focused on its specificities, but considering the building as a whole, within an environmental context with greater or lesser anthropisation and interacting with everything around it.
This vision, which we recommend to every technician, helps to gain a better understanding of the origin of the pathologies and, consequently arrive at their resolution with certainty.
There are many contributing causes that aggravate the problem and, if not identified they could limit or even inhibit the drying of the wall. These causes are different in nature but have the same origin in common.
Our technical assistance service follows a particular protocol in which all these factors are analysed, suggesting the appropriate action to the customer in order to achieve complete satisfaction.