Climatic conditions (sun, rain, snow, salt, pollution, etc.) and routine maintenance affect the materials.
Water that penetrates the materials accelerates the development of mosses and its degradation under the effect of frost.
Icebreaking and waterfront salts enter the capillary networks, which can disintegrate the supports.
Thermal shocks and UV rays are also reasons for premature wear of materials.
Unprotected porous substrates will be more sensitive to the impregnation of pollution and various stains.
THE KEY POINTS
There are two main families of chemistry: Organic chemistry and Mineral chemistry.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and its compounds, such as petroleum from which resins, silicones, varnishes, lazides, bitumen etc. are produced…
Mineral chemistry, also known as inorganic chemistry, is the oldest branch of chemistry, which deals with mineral substances, as opposed to organic chemistry.
In concrete, stone, terracotta and other cement-based materials, we have a presence of free lime, it is the blotter of materials. In parallel, mineral materials are more or less porous depending on the capillary networks that compose them.
The presence of a large number of capillary networks and free lime can cause the materials to burst under the effect of freezing, the oxidation of metal reinforcements in concrete and the impregnation of urban pollution.
Hydro-Mineral mineralizers penetrate the supports by capillary action, where they crystallize lime and form silica in the pores. A waterproofing or a complete damproofing is obtained according to the saturation rate of the silica pores.
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