Decay and preservation of stone
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Published by Geological Society of America in Boulder, CO .
Written in English


  • Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration.,
  • Building, Stone.,
  • Building stones.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Erhard M. Winkler ; with contributions by P.P. Hudec ... [et al.].
SeriesEngineering geology case histories -- no. 11.
ContributionsWinkler, Erhard M., Hudec, Peter P., Geological Society of America. Division on Engineering Geology
LC ClassificationsTA427 .W775 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 104 p. :
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21620032M
ISBN 100813740118
LC Control Number78-105067

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The efflorescences disfigure stone surfaces as well as damage the stone on hydration. The biological growths such as algae, bacteria, mosses, and lichens form unsightly encrustations and contribute toward the decay of stone. The deterioration of metallic enforcements produces damaging salts and seriously blemishes the stone surfaces. Stone Decay and Conservation: Atmospheric Pollution, Cleaning, Consolidation, and Protection Volume 11 of Materials science monographs, ISSN Volume 11 of Stone decay and conservation: atmospheric pollution, cleaning, consolidation and protection, Giovanni G. Amoroso, ISBN , AuthorsReviews: 1. The 14th International Congress entitled MONUMENT FUTURE: DECAY AND CONSERVATION OF STONE combines the world-wide community of scientists, architects, engineers, conservators, monument curators and. These investigations considered different aspects of stone decay in several types of stones used to construct architectural and monumental heritage, including (1) types of deteriorations, decay.

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Stone Conservation remains one of the most cited and down-loaded of the GCI’s books some fifteen years after it was written. A refreshingly opinionated work, its call to reform the focus and process of research was subsequently echoed and reinforced by other authors and institutions. By raising challenging issues, the book influenced a genera-. I t is the fihn which, produced gradually, gives all its value t,) mortar, and whiclt cements together tl~c stones of which are formed what build- On the Decay and Preservation of Building Materials. ers call concrete, on tile very existence of which as a firm solid mass, half our buildings depend. THE PRESERVATION OF STONE. By Noel Heatox, The preservation of building stones is, by common consent, one of the most baffling,- and, therefore, one of the most fascinating problems with wl^ich the technical, chemist is farced. In bringing the subject up for discussion once more to-night, let me say frankly at the outset. This book brings together papers by scientists, conservators and building surveyors active in stone decay and conservation research within the UK. It addresses issues of stone weathering, mechanisms and rates, the effects of urban pollution, cleaning methods, and the .