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Efflorescence On Masonry Surfaces

Article Number

2.8

Condition

EFFLORESCENCE ON MASONRY SURFACES

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Efflorescence commonly occurs on masonry and of itself is normal and not warranted. Concentrations of efflorescence that persist over time may indicate an underlying concern that may have warranty coverage.

Warranty

One-Year-Work and Materials

Action

If it is determined that a defect in work or material is the cause of the efflorescence, repairs to the defect shall be made.

Remarks

Efflorescence is the formation of a white crystalline deposit on the surface of concrete and masonry when moisture evaporates from the surface. It is an indication that moisture is moving through the material to the surface.

  

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