The influence of efflorescence on decay and expansion of mortar

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the Canadian Ceramic Society
ISSN0068-8444
Volume35
Pages9295; # of pages: 4
Subjectmortar; masonry products; efflorescence; expansion; crackings (breaking); salts; Mortar; mortier; produit a maconner; efflorescence; dilatation; fissuration; sel (chimie)
AbstractA particular case of cracking and spalling of masonry mortar was attributed to the migration of soluble salts from the brick to the mortar. Experiments with bars of masonry mortars showed that their expansion was influenced by soluble salts in bricks. Efflorescence is therefore considered to be more than a problem of aesthetics; it may affect the dimensional stability and durability of masonry.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-319
NRC number9650
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NPARC number20374939
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Record created2012-07-23
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