Efflorescence: Some Causes and Prevention

CIM Bulletin, 1954


EFFLORESCENCE is herein considered to be any deposit of salts on the surface of a masonry structure that is brought from within or through the structure by capillarity and deposited by evaporation. Usually, efflorescence is white although green, yellow, and brown efflorescence is sometimes observed.
Keywords: Bricks, Calcium, calcium chloride, efflorescence, hydrochloric, Portland cement, sulphur, Chloride, Chlorides, Portland cement, Salt, Salts, Sand, Water, Waters