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The repair and maintenance of brickwork

Michael Hammett (Senior Architect in the Professional Services Department of the Brick Development Association)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

Notes some methods of restoring the soundness and good appearance of brickwork. Discusses damage caused by frost, water penetration and soluble salts. Outlines techniques of repointing historic brickwork and special joint finishes, and examines the causes of cracks and instability. Mentions methods of cleaning brickwork, and suggests that the work be undertaken by skilled specialist contractors.

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Citation

Hammett, M. (1991), "The repair and maintenance of brickwork", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 153-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003248

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MCB UP Ltd

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