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Title: Current mortars in conservation: an overview
Author: Faria, Paulina
Keywords: Lime mortars
Replacement mortars
Pozzolanic additives
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: International Journal for Restoration
Citation: Vol. 10, No 6, 609-622
Abstract: Renders are an important item in historical buildings and the need for their periodical re-application is a basic conservation procedure. In modern times there has been a trend towards the replacement of traditional pure lime mortars by new formulations including Portland cement or hydraulic lime. Apart from those interventions on specific and very important monuments, in which the use oftraditional non-hydraulic mortars can be enforced, in most of the projects involving less than first order magnitude heritage the use of some sort of hydraulic components is becoming the rule rather than the exception. The present paper describes and analyses the results of an experimental study with ten formulations of current mortars - including some that can hardly be considered as adequate conservation procedures - allowing a direct comparison in terms of some of the most relevant characteristics.
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