Materiales de Construcción, Vol 50, No 260 (2000)

Basis and classification of efflorescences in construction bricks


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2000.v50.i260.391

J. M. Rincón
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja-CSIC, Spain

M. Romero
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja-CSIC, Spain

Abstract


The efflorescence problem in clay products and more specifically in construction bricks is a pathology which produce a decrease in the aesthetic quality of buildings. Their types and causes are very different and only a review of all the variables and classification can allow to start the understanding of this phenomenon. Basically, the migration of soluble salts from different sources is the responsible of this pathology. Here is shown directly and briefly the main principles of efflorescece formation with some of the most frequent examples.

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