Silicone water-repellents for masonry

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 162
Physical description4 p.
Subjectsilicones (plastic); water barriers; masonry products; rain penetration; efflorescence; Masonry; Buildings
AbstractSilicone water-repellents greatly reduce the water-absorbing properties of many masonry materials, therefore they have been extensively used to treat walls for a variety of faults resulting from their wetting by rain, including water penetration, efflorescence, and decay. The nature of silicones and their action when applied to masonry materials are considered, along with their effectiveness in overcoming certain rain-related faults of masonry walls.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Emploi des silicones comme hydrofuges dans la construction
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NRC number614
NPARC number20328645
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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