Making hypotheses (moisture related processes)

Support for making hypotheses on damaging processes

The diagnosis of moisture-related damage will include the sources of moisture and salts or other damaging factors.The user may make hypotheses on the damage mechanisms and plan the necessary tests/analyses/measurements to control them with the support of Wiki.

The location of the damage within the building (part) may point at certain moisture and salt sources and transport mechanisms. The measurements to check the hypotheses on these sources and mechanisms are described and a clue for the interpretation of the results is given.

Relative Humidity and Air Temperature measurements may also be necessary to understand damaging processes. The variations in the RH of the air may explain salt crystallization and condensation and may furnish enough moisture for certain mechanisms to take place.

In the case of swelling compounds further amalyses will be necessary to ascertain the origin of the chemicals present.