Foundations

1890-1920



At the start of this period, storey partitions continued to be constructed of wooden joists. They were gradually replaced with iron joists and/or hollow block floors, i.e. less organic material.

In older properties with timber storey partitions above the basement, dry rot/decay is often seen along the exterior wall, requiring replacement of the decayed sections in spite of the concrete foundations.

Today, various measures are used to limit the effects of moisture on brickwork. You can read more about these by clicking on the icon in the figure to the right.

Common to each method is that the drying out of old brickwork over a period of many years often leads to unavoidable salt precipitation, which can spoil the appearance of the brickwork.

Further information:
GI.dk: Opstigende grundfugt – Publikation og film

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