Investigations of Hydro- and Hygro-sorption Properties of Silicate Masonry Products
Keywords:multilayer enclosure, silicate blocks, split face brick, masonry mortar, adhesive, plaster, hydro- and hygrosorption properties, frost resistance.
The study deals with the hydro- and hygro-sorption properties in silicate masonry products of multilayer enclosure
structure, such as sorption moisture content, capillary water adsorption, water vapour permeability, water absorption and
impact of the impregnation of aplite face brick surface by hydrophobic liquid SILRES BS16 on its frost resistance. It
was established that moisture content in silicate products may vary from 1.65 % to 12.0 % subject to operation
conditions. The investigations showed that upon determination of frost resistance no visible injuries were observed on
the wall surface after 50 cycles of freezing.
The copyrights for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open-access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.