rising damp


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rising damp

The upward movement of moisture in a wall or other structure standing in wet soil or water.
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Peter Cox installed a new dampproof course using a silicone-based cream, which lines the capillaries of the structure, creating a barrier to prevent further rising damp, while allowing the walls to dry out.
Richard was best known for his roles as Lennie Godber the hapless inmate of Slade Prison in Porridge and Alan Moore in Rising Damp. He died in 1979 from a heart attack, aged just 31.
The literature review focused on the causes, effects, and remedial measures for controlling and treating rising damp.
"He had extraordinary mass appeal and it came from this vulnerability that comes across in all the characters he played, especially Alan in Rising Damp.
TV QUIZ 1 Porridge and Rising Damp had which actor common to both in a leading role ...?
THE spirit of 70s sitcom Rising Damp lives on - as cash-strapped Brits take in lodgers in record numbers to make ends meet.
Not, I suspect, that noted thespian Milton, who first trod the boards with the late, great Leonard Rossiter of Rising Damp and Reggie Perrin fame at the Bristol Old Vic many moons ago, will lose much sleep over this incredible decision.
Only seven per cent of young people said they had their property surveyed before they bought it, with those who failed to have a survey carried out discovering structural defects such as a leaking roof, rotten windows, draughts, drainage problems, and rising damp.
CLASSIC shows Inspector Morse and Rising Damp will appear on a new set of Royal Mail stamps.
Also look out for Rising Damp's Frances De La Tour as a drunken novelist.
Although first impressions--stagnant canals, serrated rows of under-maintained public housing apartments stamped with giant letters of the alphabet, their balconies bedecked with laundry and drying futons, ubiquitous cinder-block walls --are unlikely to be favorable, there is a dynamism, perhaps even a hidden order, to Tokyo's shambolic macrame of high-tech, high-cost modernity, and its wooden buildings, corrugated walls, roof boxes, petro-incinerated concrete, rising damp stains and rusting water drums.