Restoring Old Stone Saint-Jérôme QC

Exposed to today's tailpipes and smokestacks, stone is deteriorating faster than ever before in Saint-Jérôme. A solution, one that is in the building owner's control, is to strengthen the stone.

Pavage Jacques Daudelin Inc
(450) 430-9175
32, Rue Des Sesterces
Blainville, QC
 
J M Terrassement Inc
(819) 374-8118
9695, boulevard Des Forges
Trois-Rivieres, QC
 
Jardin Fleuri Inc
(450) 449-5130
153, Rue Seraphin-Marion
Boucherville, QC
 
Pavages Nick Et Associes
(450) 641-1127
1361B, Rue Volta
Boucherville, QC
 
Sj Paysagiste
(450) 677-1884
3172 rue Archambault
Longueuil, QC
 
Pavage JM
(819) 797-1195
1380 Chemin Du Golf
Rouyn-Noranda, QC
 
Asphalte Desjardins Inc
(450) 796-1207
8805 avenue Emilien-Letarte
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
 
Pavage Jacques Daudelin Inc
(450) 430-9175
32, Rue Des Sesterces
Blainville, QC
 
Solu-Design
(418) 722-8437
323,avenue Leonidas Sud
Rimouski, QC
 
Excavation Morand Inc
(819) 536-5165
4445 Avenue Georges Bornais
Shawinigan, QC
 

Restoring Old Stone

Provided By:

Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: June 1, 1989

By Bruce A. Suprenant

Abstract: Exposed to today's tailpipes and smokestacks, stone is deteriorating faster than ever before. A solution, one that is in the building owner's control, is to strengthen the stone.

The potions behind the magic materials used to strengthen stone are called stone consolidants. Brushed, rolled, or sprayed onto the stone, they strengthen it by restoring the bond between adjacent stone particles. A stone consolidant restores the bond between stone particles in one of three ways: replaces natural stone binders that are decaying; precipitates chemically resistant material that lines the stone's pore space; and partially fills pores with polymer.

Which kind should you use? Determining what consolidant to use is a difficult task. No material has been shown to work equally well on all stone in all conditions. Several factors should be considered in selecting a stone consolidant: type of stone; causes of decay; amount of decay; present and future environment; amount of stone to be consolidated; and the importance of the building or monument.

The full text of this article is available as a PDF document. To download the PDF version of the article, click here.

Click here to read full article from Masonry Construction