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Effect of conservation treatments on heritage stone. Characterisation of decay processes in a case study



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Varas Muriel, María José and Pérez-Monserrat, Elena Mercedes and Vázquez Calvo, María del Carmen and Fort González, Rafael (2015) Effect of conservation treatments on heritage stone. Characterisation of decay processes in a case study. Construction & building materials, 95 . pp. 611-622. ISSN 0950-0618

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Preliminary studies are an imperative when determining the impact of conservation treatments on historical materials. The Romanesque apse on a church at Talamanca de Jarama, Madrid, Spain, whose dolostone was severely decayed by rainwater and salts, was treated in the past with substances that ravaged the restored area. Petrological techniques showed that salts leached out of the cement under the roof onto the stone cornice whose surface had been coated with synthetic resins. During evaporation, the salts precipitated in the stone and underneath the resin, inducing blistering, fissuring, flaking, scaling and detachment of part of the restored decorative elements.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dolostone; Conservation treatments; Cements; Synthetic resins; Architectural heritage; Decay Petrological techniques
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:47966
Deposited On:07 Jun 2018 10:24
Last Modified:11 Jun 2018 09:03

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