Foundations

1890-1920



Towards the end of the 1800s, concrete started to replace brickwork in foundations and basement walls: it was far less susceptible to moisture and resulted in drier and more usable basements.

Rising damp became less of a problem and mainly occurred when the concrete itself or the casting thereof was of a poor quality.

Recommended literature in Danish:
A. Thortsen: Lærebog i Fundering (1890)
Byggebogen: Kælderydervægge, støbte (1963)
Danskbyggeskik.dk: Bygningsdel/Fundamenter/Funderingsmetoder

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