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    Cleaning and Waterproofing of Historic Masonry Buildings

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    This paper discusses the cleaning and water-repellent coating of historic masonry buildings from a generalist's point of view. Topics discussed include project planning, the three basic types of cleaning, testing cleaning procedures, and application of water-repellent coatings. A case study of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange Building summarizes the material.


    building cleaning, masonry, masonry cleaning, masonry preservation, masonry restoration, water-repellent coatings

    Author Information:

    Mack, RC
    Partner, MacDonald and Mack Partnership, Minneapolis, MN

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP20018S