by BRE (01-Mar-1993)
Please note that this is a scanned copy of a paper originally published in 1993, so the text is not as clear as in documents created as pdf files.
Water penetration is the prime cause of deterioration in building structures and materials. The presence of excess moisture encourages the growth of moulds and wood-rotting fungi. This Digest discusses moisture exclusion, selection of materials, and installation of damp-proof courses in walls and chimneys.