WIT Press

Traditional Technologies In Crete Providing Mortars With Effective Mechanical Properties

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950171

Volume

16

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

1,102 kb

Author(s)

A. Moropoulou, A. Bakolas, P. Michailidis, M. Chronopoulos & Ch. Spanos

Abstract

The original mortars, deteriorated by natural weathering, salt decay and the corrosive action of polluted atmosphere, have to be replaced. The uncontrolled and rather extensive use of cement and polymer-based mortars, which present high content of soluble salts and limited compatibility with the original components of the masonry, have caused irreversible damages in numerous monuments. Hence, restoration mortars compatible with the traditional building materials, t

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