rising damp

rising damp
.rising 'damp
n [U]
BrE a condition where water comes up from the ground and gets into the walls of a building

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  • rising damp — N UNCOUNT If a building has rising damp, moisture that has entered the bricks has moved upwards from the floor, causing damage to the walls. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • Rising damp (structural) — Rising damp is a condition caused by ground moisture rising up a masonry wall by capillary action. It occurs where there is no damp proof course (DPC) or where the DPC has been damaged or bridged. Where present, moisture can rise up the wall to a …   Wikipedia

  • rising damp — /raɪzɪŋ ˈdæmp/ (say ruyzing damp) noun dampness in the walls and plaster of a building caused by salt laden water seeping up from the foundations which eventually causes the plaster to flake and the brick and stone walls to crumble. Also, SA,… …  

  • rising damp — noun A condition caused by ground moisture rising up a masonry wall by capillary action …   Wiktionary

  • rising damp — noun Brit. moisture absorbed from the ground into a wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • rising damp — noun (U) BrE a condition where water comes up from the ground and gets into the walls of a building …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rising damp — UK / US noun [uncountable] British a form of damage in which the walls of a building become wet from the ground and begin to decay …   English dictionary

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