Mechanisms of deterioration of masonry mortars are reviewed, and work conducted to develop lab and field test methods to assess service life of masonry mortars subjected to salt crystalization, abrasion, and wind action is detailed. The paper also discusses the performance criteria derived for both lab and field tests and their advantages and/or limitations. The adoption of the field test into the current Australian masonry standard is described.


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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 837-852

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  • Accession Number: 00964572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311131
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-212-52
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2003 12:00AM