Doctor Eric’s paper – nails the coffin lid on the rising damp ‘myth’.

It’s refreshing to know that talented people are working on solving preservation problems.

Dr Eric Rirsch’s new paper on the issue is a fascinating and detailed study, which should be at the top of anyones reading list.

The most striking thing I found is the way mortar type effects how damp rises. As a surveyor I see how apparently similar walls have different rising damp profiles; this work explains some of the reasons why.

Have a look.

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