Practical exercise No 2: Working with a sample table

Complete the table below


How does water influence the elements of the building? In the table below, you can see how water affects the structure. Point out which of the elements can be incluenced:

  • use “x”  if an element can be influenced
  • use “–”  if an element cannot be influenced



Soil moisture Water under no pressure Water under pressure (outside) Water under pressure (inside)
Flat roofs
Wet areas
Water tanks/swimming pools*
Sloped roofs
* Bear in mind that all the effects of water can occur in water tanks and pools dug into the ground.