- Hinks, John.
- Cook, Geoffrey K.
- Buildings -- Defects
- Building materials -- Defects.
- Building failures
- Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
- Structural dynamics
- 041919780X (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographies and index.
- Acknowledgements. Materials. Defects with Materials: Material properties generally; Stone; Aggregate problems generally; alkali silicate reaction; Adhesives; Glass; Plastics. Failure mechanisms in cementitious materials: Cement; Asbestos cement; Chloride attack of concrete; Carbonation of concrete; Sulphate attack of concrete and mortar. Failure mechanisms in ceramic materials. Frost attack of bricks and concrete; Soluble salt crystallisation. Failure mechanisms in timber. Defects in timber; Fungal attack of timber; Insect attack of timber. Failure mechanisms in metals. Failure in metals generally. Components. Defects in components: general mechanisms. Moisture movement; Thermal movement; Joints and Sealants; Thermal inertia; Paintwork; External cementitious rendering; Internal joinery. Defects in external joinery. Timber window and timber door frames; Glazing problems; Metal window frames; Plastic windows and doors. Elements. Defects in Elements: soil and foundation related problems: Subsidence; Clay soils; Trees and buildings; Other soil shrinkage and foundation problems; Basements and tanking; Walls. Rising dampness and thermal pumping; Stone walls; Concrete panel walls; Problems with timber framed construction; Cladding defects generally; Permeable claddings; Impermeable claddings; Problems with lightweight metal cladding; Solid brick walls; General defects with cavity walls; Cavity wall tie problems; Problems with cavity trays and weepholes. Movement and distortion problems in walls generally. Ballooning in walls; Bulging in walls due to inadequate restraint; Tensile cracking in brick walls; Rotational cracking in brick walls; Oversailing; Instability in bay windows; Movement in parapet walls; Internal cracking associated with thermal expansion; Tensile cracking failure in concrete frames with brick infills; Defects in chimneys; Further reading: movement and distortion problems in walls generally. Defects in floors. Problems with interna.
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