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Condensation 8 - "The junction of the wall and solid floor is not sealed allowing water vapour up to cause condensation" PDF Print E-mail

This is another common misunderstanding often quoted by damp proofing specialists but again it is not true. This statement implies that there is a 'steam machine' under the floor pumping water vapour out under pressure that then 'leaks up' into a room around the edges of the floor because the floor wall junction is not sealed. Just look at the surface area logic and explanation in Condensation 7 above to see that this just would not happen. Correct sealing of a floor wall junction is very important for other reasons but not for preventing condensation in a property.

 
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