ISOTEC Expert Service

Construction within existing structures is gaining ever-increasing relevance in the everyday work of architects and planners.

Dampness in the bedroom or bathroom also occurs in newer buildings and particularly in multi-unit houses. It is important both for the tenants and the owner to create a permanent solution which is acceptable from a health viewpoint.

The seven causes of dampness in buildings
The seven causes of dampness in buildings

If the construction material is damp through, there can be various causes, or a combination.

The structure condition analysis allows the ISOTEC specialist advisor to define the reasons for unacceptably high moisture penetration of the construction material.

The structure condition analysis

The structure condition analysis

Using state-of-the-art analysis technology and structured checklists, ISOTEC specialist advisors determine the following structure-specific facts:

  • Condition of any existing seals around the building where it is encroached upon by water
  • Building construction (strip foundations or continuous waterproof base)
  • Nature of the masonry (single-shell, multiple shell, fissured, etc.)
  • Porosity (capillary capacity) of the masonry
  • Salt content damaging to materials
  • Heat insulation value of existing walls
  • User-dependent room climate and airing behaviour, season-dependent variations in the level of dampness permeation
  • Condition of water-carrying pipes (leaks etc.)

ISOTEC specialist companies have comprehensive analysis equipment and the appropriate expertise to determine the cause of damage competently.

Ultimately, the correct identification of the cause of damage is the basic requirement for a successful restoration concept and the building work to follow.

Our ISOTEC restoration solutions page explains various causes of damage, with their backgrounds and consequences, and introduces the recommended ISOTEC restoration methods.

But none of this can replace a personal meeting!