Stability of a stone in the conditions of the city environment

The long term durability properties of natural stone use in the city environment will be studied. The results are used in characterization of the durability and weathering mechanisms of different stone types and are used for preparation and promotion of guidelines of stone selection for construction and renovation.

Different kinds of sampling and measurements were conducted during the project for weathering analyses.

Drilling of small samples for the study of weathering Measurement of stone surface integrity with Schmidt rebound hammer
Measurement of stone structures with a thermal camera Measurement of ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) in stone

This project is co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland