Preventing and handling masonry efflorescence

The paper describes masonry salt efflorescence, occurring in the mortar joints, on bricks, concrete blocks, natural or artificial stone as a result of soluble salts leaching on the front side of the walls. The main problems associated with the efflorescence; factors contributing to its appearance; methods for identifying composition, cleaning and measures to prevent its occurrence are offered.
Author: M.P. Schuller

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