Frustrated by that "white powder" that sometimes appears on walls as they dry out after construction? Fearful that it will attack your next project? What exactly is efflorescence and why is it showing up? Attendees will learn all about the different types of efflorescence, lime runs and white silicate deposits. Discussions will include sources, what causes efflorescence, how to identify different types and what cleaning procedures can be used to remove it. Most importantly, attendees will hear about some simple jobsite practices which will reduce or eliminate efflorescence from construction projects.
- Define efflorescence and its source and cause
- Identify the different types and sources of efflorescence
- Discuss what cleaning procedures you can use to remove efflorescence
- Review jobsite practices for reducing or eliminating efflorescence
Credits: 3.0 hours AIA/CES LU|HSW, PDH, MCAA
Education Tracks: Masonry
Event Type: WOC 3-Hour Seminars > Session
President at Atkinson-Noland & Associates Inc.
Boulder, CO , United States
Michael Schuller, PE is president of Atkinson-Noland & Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering firm located in Boulder, Colorado and New York City. With the firm since 1986, he specializes in the structural behavior, evaluation and repair of masonry bu …