WIT Press

Ceramic Anchorages For Consolidation Of Finishing Elements And Layers Of Monuments And Historical Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950232

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,418 kb

Author(s)

C. Fiori

Abstract

During the restoration of mosaics on the presbyterial arch in the basilica of S. Vitale in Ravenna, a solution was required for consolidating areas of the mosaic supporting layer that had become detached from the loadbearing masonry. Our knowledge of ceramic materials combined with the restorers' understanding of special mortars for filling in masonry cavities made us decide on the use of ceramic anchorages and the injection of special mortar around their edges as a solution to that particular consolidation problem. After this initial application, it became apparent that ceramic anchorages could offer wide-ranging possibilities for use in consolidating plasterwork or other finishing elements in monuments or historical buildings. There followed further applications of ceramic anchorages made with various

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