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      The monitoring of wall moisture in a property retrofitted with Internal Wall Insulation

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)
      28-29 June 2021
      moisture, insulation, monitoring, water repellent, hygrothermal
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            Abstract

            The purpose of this study was to measure the long-term moisture build-up in the walls of a house which had been retrofitted with Internal Wall Insulation. This was done by embedding moisture sensors in the walls and then monitoring values over an eight-year period. The results showed that the wall moisture of embedded wood piece sensors had increased to a value of 18-20% over 8 years. In a comparable wall, which had been treated with a masonry water repellent in the form of a cream, the build-up of moisture was significantly reduced to 9-10% over the same period. This wall was examined after the 8-year period and no visible mould was evident on the internal face of the wall, behind the insulation.

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            Conference
            13 May 2021
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Association for Environment Conscious Building, UK
            [2 ] Safeguard Europe Ltd
            Article
            10.14293/ICMB210041
            0a756f5f-b43c-4e79-b3f0-42964c8526c6
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            1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
            ICMB21
            Online
            28-29 June 2021
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            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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