Project: SD House
Design by: www.thirdstone.ca
Photography: Merle Prosofsky
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Damage: EfflorescenceCause: Efflorescence is the appearance of a white powdery deposit on the brickwork. This happens when moisture penetrates into the brickwork and dissolves the mineral salts in the cement mortar and then seeps out. The water evaporates, leaving behind a white powdery deposit of crystalline salts.Solution: Sponge the wall with clean water or scrape the deposits with a soft brush. Alternatively, wet-sponge the affected surface with a mild solution of white vinegar and water.