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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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Integral admixtures and surface treatments for modern earth buildings

R. Kebao and D. Kagi,     Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd, Australia

Abstract:

This chapter discusses integral admixtures and surface treatments that impart important protection features to modern rammed earth buildings. The chapter first reviews the use of integral admixtures such as silicone water-repellents to provide protection against natural weathering. Other functional admixtures such as superplasticisers and set accelerators or retarders are then discussed. The chapter then considers surface treatments including vapour-permeable hydrophobic sealers such as silane/siloxane water-repellent impregnants, dust binders and surface coatings or renders. ...

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