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Investigation methodology for moisture damages

Author(s): Lars-Olof Nilsson
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings on International RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering Conference segment on Moisture in Materials and Structures
Editor(s): Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen, Carsten Rode and Lars-Olof Nilsson
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 244 - 253
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The experiences from damage investigations have been structured into a methodology for diagnosing moisture damages and moisture problems, with one completely dominating purpose: to find the correct diagnosis! Without a completely correct diagnosis, remedial measures cannot be properly proposed and may not be cost effective. The responsibility for the damages or problems cannot be correctly placed without a correct diagnosis. Many damage investigations have severe lack of stringent causality in their claimed diagnosis. Certain requirements must be fulfilled in the diagnosis of a moisture damage to be called a diagnosis.
The paper presents the methodology and gives some examples where it has been applied. The methodology includes: necessary requirements to fulfil, the technique to show that a damage is due to moisture, methods to find the source of moisture and tools to explain the true cause of a damage.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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