Analysis and refurbishment of damp cellar walls

Johann Hafellner, Philipp Pittino

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Abstract

In the following expertise report, the existing condition of the cel-lar of a semi-detached house, which was built in a coupled con-struction, is analysed and considerations for a hygric refurbish-ment are discussed. First and foremost, it was necessary to find the cause of the damp present in the outside walls of the cellar of the building. In order to describe the current characteristics of the building, an inventory analysis was made of obvious building defects. This is summarised and described in the following report, which was the basis for all further proceeding. Building physics measurements and evaluations were carried out, building materi-als were examined for their physical properties and correspond-ing evaluations and analyses were carried out. Finally, all measure-ment results and findings were collected to provide a conclusive explanation for the existing defects to the building fabric of the building. This in turn was the foundation for all further measures to be taken in order to determine the necessary remediation con-cepts and changes to the interior design or the use of the rooms. The aim was to make the cellar space fully usable again and to be able to hand over a list of proposals for the necessary techni-cal remediation measures to the client
Translated title of the contributionAnalysis and refurbishment of damp cellar walls
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)232-245
Number of pages14
JournalMauerwerk
Volume2019
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Fields of Expertise

    • Advanced Materials Science

    Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

    • Experimental

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