Published March 20, 2004
Reference - 206 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781873394694 - CAT# Y151590
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First published in 1932, this study provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay.
Introduction; Classification of natural building stones; Weathering associated with faulty craftsmanship; Weathering associated with errors in the choice of materials; Atmospheric pollution in relation to weathering; Chemical phenomena associated with weathering; Physical phenomena associated with weathering; Soluble salts as agents of decay - florescence; Living organisms as agents of decay; Preventative and remedial measures; The testing of building material with reference to the estimation of their durability; Appendix 1: Atmospheric pollution in relation to weathering; Appendix II: Information on the cleaning of external surfaces of buildings and on colourless treatments for masonry; References; Index.