Influence of silicone pretreatment and wetting of brick on moisture penetration of brick masonry

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBrick and Clay Record
ISSN0006-9760
Volume136
Issue4
Pages8488; # of pages: 5
Subjectbrickwork; rain penetration; silicones (plastics); masonry products; weatherability; Brick; Masonry; maconnerie de brique; penetration de la pluie; siloxane (elastomere); produit a maconner; resistance aux intemperies
AbstractHigh-absorption brick were treated with a water-soluble silicone before they were combined with mortar into brick masonry. The resistance of the masonry to moisture penetration was much improved compared with that in which untreated brick or brick soaked in water had been used. The silicone pretreatment in some cases increased, in others decreased, the strength of bond in direct tension between brick and mortar compared with that obtained from the brick used dry. Outdoor exposure of brickwork samples demonstrated that silicone pretreatment of bricks resulted in cleaner-appearing brick masonry.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-96
NRC number5686
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NPARC number20375585
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Record identifier9a298e23-0b77-4785-8a67-e8dc16933b3d
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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