Accession Number : AD0674355

Title :   INFLUENCE OF SILICONE PRETREATMENT AND WETTING OF BRICK ON MOISTURE PENETRATION OF BRICK MASONRY.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Ritchie,T.

Report Date : 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : High-absorption brick were treated with a water-soluble silicone before they were combined with mortar into brick masonry. The resistance of the masonry to moisture penetration was much improved compared with that in which untreated brick or brick soaked in water had been used. The silicone pretreatment in some cases increased, in others decreased, the strength of bond in direct tension between brick and mortar compared with that obtained from the brick used dry. Outdoor exposure of brick-work samples demonstrated that silicone pretreatment of bricks resulted in cleaner-appearing brick masonry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRICK, MOISTUREPROOFING), SILICON COATINGS, ABSORPTION, POROUS MATERIALS, STRUCTURES, CEMENTS, BONDING, DIFFUSION, MOISTURE, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VISUAL INSPECTION, CANADA

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE