Published: Jan 1985
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A laboratory test procedure to measure the efflorescence and water permeance of masonry mortars is presented. Quantitative and qualitative values of the efflorescence growth compounds can be measured using a technique that accelerates their development in a controlled laboratory environment. Using this same simple test apparatus, a minor change in testing procedures will also provide quantitative data on the water permeance of masonry mortars.
efflorescence, masonry, mortar, portland cement, permeability
Director of research, Ash Grove Cement Company, Kansas City, KS