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Concrete sculpture

From: Christopher Weeks <christopher>
Date: Friday, December 18, 1998
Isabelle Leirens <isabelle.leirens [at] kikirpa__be> writes

>Facing a case of an outside sculpture built in armed concrete, I am
>looking for examples and experiences in restoration of similar
>cases. The armed concrete shows heavy damage: disaggregation of the
>concrete, rusted internal iron structure, huge fissures, cracks,
>losing parts.

Have you investigated:

    1.  Cathodic protection (there is a paper, the reference for
        which I forget, by W. Martin of English Heritage and others
        relating the case study of the Inigo Jones gateway at
        Chiswick House London)

    2.  Characterisation of the secondary salts which have
        formed--you may be able to neutralise them, using barium for
        example.

    3.  Chemical consolidation and anti oxidation treatments are
        usually futile!

Christopher Weeks
Christopher Weeks Sculpture Conservation

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