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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 8 August 1985. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

WISALTS column discusses dampness affecting early-built homes in farming areas. Most damp courses in the early houses consisted of a tar sand mixture which is not as efficient as present day methods, according to Laurie Adamson, WISALTS field officer. The dampness occurs from excess moisture which has been moving over the hard pan shelf. Checking the outside with a divining rod will show if the house has been built on a throughflow or on a water-shedding hard pan. The solution to the problem is to treat the cause, to stop the excess moisture migrating under the house. The next WISALTS farmers school will be held in February 1986.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58931
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