Use Of Dispersed Hydrated Lime For The Conservation Of Roman And Romanesque Brick


The use of injection mortar and protective coating based on  dispersed hydrated lime in conservation work on the romanesque structure of St. Margarethe in Linnich-Kofferen, Germany, is described.  It was shown that the properties of these compounds are well adjusted to the properties of the roman and romanesque bricks used at this site.  The wide possibilities for modifying these compounds opens up their use for bricks of varying provenance and properties.  The compounds show a high tensile strength, high elasticity and capillarity.  They show exceptional resistance against to weathering, frost and salt crystallisation.  The technology and phenomena of dispersed hydrated lime and its use for the  conservation of brick are presented. Abstract only.

Primary author(s): Strotmann R M W; Maryniak-Piaszczynski E M

                            Strotmann & Partner

Source: 12th Int.Brick/Block Masonry Conf. Proc. Vol.III

            Madrid,25-28 June 2000,p.1747

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