Stone Decay: Its Causes and Controls

1st Edition

B.J. Smith, A. Turkington

Published March 25, 2004
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781873394571 - CAT# Y151593

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This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of decay processes and the factors that control them. It presents several studies on the impact of pollution on stonework in urban environments. Important methodological contributions cover: the mapping of facades to explain rates of decay associated with conservation actions; the laboratory simulation of corrosion in polluted atmospheres; the quantification of colour change through a study of the artificial ageing of building stone. The effectiveness of stone treatments within the laboratory is also considered.


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