Absorptive property of water
Water molecules are held together by cohesion. Adhesion is the physical property, which allows them to adhere to other materials. Of course, this also applies to the materials your house is built of. Almost all materials, with the exception of oily substances, absorb water.
Rising height of the water
Missing or incorrect horizontal and vertical sealing can lead to rising ground moisture. But why doesn’t the water rise just above the ground?
There are several reasons for this. One of these is that unfortunately, by misapplication, plasters or paints are often used that are not breathable. What then happens is that the water in the walls cannot escape – the wall cannot exhale. So the water rises higher and higher due to the capillary effect. This naturally leads to chipping off of the paint or plaster and to a very high rising height of the water.