efflorescence

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This is an old revision of efflorescence made by MicroZeta on 2006-06-08 09:14:24.

 

when a brick/masonry wall is exposed to salt water, or when water is drawn to the surface of the brick or mortar, the natural salts are brought to the surface, where they crystalize into a fine white powder. It is most visibly seen in the edge of the mortar joint directly before touching the brick, but can be visible on any surface. It does not affect the structural integrity of the masonry, and can be easily power washed from the surface.
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