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Dampness can become an enemy when it invades our interior space, when it persists, when it spreads and damages our domestic fittings, finishes and furnishings, when it encourages the growth of moulds that threaten our health, and when it stimulates the spread of fungus and decay in the structure of our houses. A major industry has developed with specialist contractors that sometimes concentrate on a single treatment rather than offering a comprehensive diagnosis. This invaluable book provides clear information and an overview of the types and causes of dampness plus an indication of the range of treatments and remedies that are available. Superbly illustrated with approximately 150 colour drawings and photographs, The Damp House will help readers to understand and solve simple problems themselves and to evaluate solutions offered to them by professionals. Topics include: rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation and leaking services in a wide range of different type of houses. Examines damp in all parts of the house, from the roof to the walls, ceilings and floors Considers remedying the effects of damp and living with damp.

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