Decay of Masonry Mortar Due to Sulphate Salts

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 276
Physical description11 p.
SubjectMortar; Masonry
AbstractSeveral brickwork piers were erected at the Division's exposure site in Ottawa in 1959. Flaking of the mortar from the joints of one of the piers was observed shortly after the pier was constructed. Three years later the trouble had progressed from slight surface spalling of the mortar to severe cracking of the joints. The same mortar was used in a pier built of a different brick but it has not suffered decay, and its performance is considered satisfactory.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7410
NPARC number20337991
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Record identifier0409b881-f21a-4773-ad77-9638c008c8a6
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-10-03
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