Rising damp analysis and selection of optimal handling method in masonry construction
AbstractMasonry construction of architectural heritage is exposed to vertical rising damp process due to inappropriate waterproofing by causing decay and deterioration in porous construction materials. Numerous researches have been devoted in order to find an optimal remedial method for rising damp prevention. For this research in-situ monitoring and laboratory testing were performed in order to analyze the rising damp and masonry units’ quality in a specific building. The testing of physical and mechanical properties of specimens was done according to the standard.
This paper presents a methodical selection of an optimal rising damp treatment method. The selection was performed among the most disseminated rising damp prevention techniques used in engineering practice. The procedure of appropriate damp treatment is demonstrated according to the effectiveness, duration and economic aspects of the solution in comparison with recent studies. The main purpose of the analysis is to optimize rising damp treatment in masonry construction for conserving architectural heritage of great value.
Keywords: Masonry construction, rising damp, optimal handling method, handling selection
How to Cite
Harmati, N., Jakšić, Željko, Trivunić, M., & Milovanović, V. (2014). Rising damp analysis and selection of optimal handling method in masonry construction. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 58(4), 431-444. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.2113