The Weathering of Natural Building Stones: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Weathering of Natural Building Stones

1st Edition

By R.J. Schaffer


206 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781873394694
pub: 2004-03-20

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques