The Influence of Temperature and Moisture on Sandstone Masonry Movements

Heiman, J.L. (1987) The Influence of Temperature and Moisture on Sandstone Masonry Movements. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 317-324. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Deterioration of masonry in buildings often results from a combination of chemical and physical causes. The original minerals in a building stone can change chemically with an associated loss of durability. At the same time, mechanical weathering processes can contribute to a physical breakdown of the fabric of the stone with little or no significant change in the composition of the constituent minerals. Physical decay is often the result of temperature and moisture changes in the masonry.

Item Type: Book Section
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Heiman, J.L.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: masonry; sandstone; moisture; temperature
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 06. Analysis of materials
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 10:49
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/716

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