Efflorescence

Removing Efflorescence from a Brick Wall
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Removing Efflorescence from a Brick Wall

I’ve been having a really difficult time lately getting rid of the efflorescence... More

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World of Masonry
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World of Masonry

Attendees at the upcoming World of Masonry/World of Concrete will have the... More

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Film on brick walls

There is a thin translucent white film on the face of the brick walls in many locations on a recently completed building. This film often contains many small cracks and is flaking off the face of the wall.What causes this film? More

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What causes efflorescence?

I have seen efflorescence on many buildings, especially right after construction. I heard that efflorescence deteriorates masonry walls.How does efflorescence break bricks and mortar apart? More

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Everything Efflorescent
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Stone Definitions

Q. Sandstone and limestone are both sedimentary rock. Is it possible that a stone could qualify as both limestone and sandstone? More

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Minimizing Efflorescence

What can be done to minimize efflorescence in masonry walls? More

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Designing with Colored Concrete Masonry

This article on designing with colored concrete masonry explains how new curing and better quality-control techniques assure greater CMU conformity and color consistency. More

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Basement efflorescence

My two-flat buildings in Chicago have bad efflorescence and spalling of the clay brick masonry in the basements. The basements are heated, so it is unlikely that the brick are freezing. Concrete walkways adjacent to some of the buildings are sloped toward the basement walls. What can I do to prevent the efflorescence? More

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