Practical Building Conservation. Volume 1. Stone Masonry. by ASHURST, John…

Practical Building Conservation. Volume 1. Stone Masonry. English Heritage Technical Handbook

Gower [1988] 1990 reprint

xiii +100pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. Volume 1 Stone Masonry covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting. Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. Finally the authors analyse the effects of masonry consolidants and colourless water repellent treatments.

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