TN#11 Safeguarding Bricks from Sea Spray Attack

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When choosing face brick, make sure that the material is strong, hard-wearing and weather-resistant, so as to withstand the local exposure conditions.

Certain face bricks may not be suited to external conditions in Zones 3 and 4. Failure to comply with the recommendations of the manufacturer and/or building professional, particularly in these sea spray areas, could result in surface weathering and spalling (disintegration) of the brickwork in the long term, as can be seen in the attached case studies.

We also review remedial practices to restore brickwork.

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