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A Manual of Laboratory and Field Test Methods

Beril Biçer-Simsir and Leslie Rainer; 2013

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This manual provides a set of suggested procedures for the testing of lime-based hydraulic injection grouts for the conservation of architectural surfaces. It is meant to be used as a reference by conservation scientists in the laboratory and by conservators working in the field to test, evaluate, and select appropriate injection grouts for the conservation of delaminated wall paintings, plasters, and mosaics on vertical and horizontal surfaces.

It is important to note that these test procedures have not been designed for structural grouts, which have different properties and performance requirements; rather, they have been specifically designed for injection grouts that are used to fill voids and reattach delaminated plasters, wall paintings, and mosaics and that do not perform a structural function.

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Injection Grouts for Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Nine videos demonstrating laboratory tests measuring the properties of injection grouts, including injectability, splitting tensile strength, and capillary water absorption.

How to Cite this Work
Biçer-Şimşir, Beril, and Leslie H. Rainer. 2013. Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces: A Manual of Laboratory and Field Test Methods. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.