SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Cleaning and Waterproofing of Historic Masonry Buildings


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.

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Mack, RC
MacDonald and Mack Partnership, Minneapolis, MN
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 96–104
DOI: 10.1520/STP20018S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4995-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0932-2