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Rising damp: Part 2 Case study examples and practical tests: Lambeth Pier test update, and an introduction to the ‘Camberwell Pier II’ pier test
This paper features two cases where invasive investigation helped diagnose the damp problem: the first exhibiting a characteristic wave pattern of damp damage, and the second merely some significantly high damp meter readings. The paper then describes two examples of rising damp that have probably not been published elsewhere: one a case of rising damp in structural timber, and the second rising damp to external renders. Two of the author's practical tests on masonry piers are revisited, with an unusual test introduced — and in progress at the time of publishing — where a bitumen-coated brick pier 2.4 metres in height is subject to a water load at its base.
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