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White powder

Postby john2189 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:07 pm

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Is this bad?


This is white powder on the mortar joints in the basement of our church outside walls. Is it just the lime leaching out of the mortar? It was built in 1959.

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Re: White powder

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:38 pm

It's called efflorescence. Check out this explanation...

https://www.nitterhousemasonry.com/tips ... orescence/
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Re: White powder

Postby john2189 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:07 pm

Thanks Don. These are inside walls. We will clean it up
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'41 allis B
656 Wheel Horse with 42” sickle mower
C-165 Wheel Horse
Simplicity 20 HP Sunstar
Honda 48” walk behind mower

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1948 Farmall Super A
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Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: White powder

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:27 pm

A sealer may keep it from re-appearing.
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Re: White powder

Postby john2189 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:11 pm

Thanks
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