Materiales de Construcción, Vol 41, No 223 (1991)

Study of water-repellent treatments applied on limestone from Andalusian Cathedrals


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.1991.v41.i223.737

R. Villegas
Dpto. de Ingeniería Química y Ambiental. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

J. F. Vale
Dpto. de Ingeniería Química y Ambiental. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

M. Alcalde
Dpto. de Ingeniería Química y Ambiental. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Abstract


Five types of stone used in Andalusian Cathedrals have been treated with different water-repellent treatments, to evaluate the effects of this products. The stones studied are limestone, calcarenite and dolomite; the products applied are organosilicones and acrylics.
In this work properties related with water access and movement through the stone have been measured and compared their values before and after the application of the treatments.

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