lime mortar decay and conservation petrographic analysis
S. Pavía, Lime mortars for masonry repair: Analytical science and laboratory testing versus practical experience, Proceedings of International Seminar Theory and Practice in Conservation- a tribute to Cesare Brandi, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa, 2006, J. Delgado Rodrigues ans J. M. Mimoso, 2006, 493, 500
This paper addresses the decay and performance of lime mortars used for
repairs to masonry fabrics. It sets out how analytical science, laboratory testing and
practical experience contribute to the diagnosis of mortar failure and decay, and how these
also contribute to the formulation of conservation and repair solutions. It compares data
obtained from the petrographic analysis of historic and traditional lime mortars with
laboratory testing of new repair mixes and practical experience. This paper demonstrates
that the best conservation theories can be formulated and the best conservation practice
achieved when both analytical science and laboratory testing are coupled to the practical
experience arising from the exercise of craft and material technology.
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