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0291 Rising Damp in Masonry Columns - Floors - Columns
 
0291 Rising Damp in Masonry Columns - Floors - Columns -

Image Text: Floor joist > bearing beam > masonry column > concrete floor slab > water level > water siring by capillary action into column bricks > when the soil below the floor slab is wet, water can be wicked up by the masonry > eventually, the brick or mortar can be weakened > check for efflorescence and deterioration around the base of masonry columns that can indicate the presence of rising damp

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