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Conservation of Historic Brick Structures by Norbert Baer,Fitz Livingstone

By Norbert Baer,Fitz Livingstone

Despite the frequent use of brick building through the international, there was no significant research into its deterioration and sturdiness. This ebook presents the result of a tremendous overseas research led via West Germany which examines the motives of degradation as well as the therapy and techniques of preserving brickwork and ancient mortars. The deterioration mechanisms mentioned hide bio deterioration, salt harm and the consequences of air toxins and moisture on masonry. massive consciousness can also be dedicated to historical mortars and renders, their research, behaviour lower than the strain of pollution and the advance of appropriate glossy formulations. Conservation tools for brick masonry, together with de-salination, protecting coatings and injection grouting are tested intimately. an invaluable and broad diversity of case learn fabric is additionally supplied. This quantity represents the main finished, state-of-the-art evaluate of the conservation of ancient brick masonry, and should be a useful resource of reference for all conservation practitioners and researchers operating during this field.

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