25 Moisture and Bio-Deterioration Risk of Building Materials and Structures Hannu Viitanen VTT Finland

@inproceedings{Viitanen201225MA,
  title={25 Moisture and Bio-Deterioration Risk of Building Materials and Structures Hannu Viitanen VTT Finland},
  author={Hannu Viitanen},
  year={2012}
}
During the service life of buildings, natural aging and eventual damage of materials due to different chemical, physical, and biological processes can take place. Ageing of the materials is one aspect of the environmental processes and involve different chemical, mechanical and biological reactions of the materials. Bio-deterioration, e.g. mould, decay and insect damage in buildings, is caused when moisture exceeds the tolerance of structures which may be a critical factor for durability and… CONTINUE READING
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