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  • Can't Post | Private Reply salitre is the word you are looking for.

    Mexican word?

  • Once this guano was depleted from the islands the Europeans and Americans traders moved on to collect "salitre" from the dessert of Aracata in Peru.

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  • The water that enters the exterior wall then causes masonry efflorescence or salitre on the interior of the wall.

    Grading and drainage in Lake Chapala real estate

  • Efflorescence or “salitre” is a common problem that bewilders the most homeowners, will be addressed in the next issue.

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  • It could even cause masonry efflorescence, which is commonly called salitre.

    Windows and Doors in Mexican Homes and Offices

  • It sounds simple -- all we have to eliminate is the water and/or the amount of salts in the masonry materials and we have solved our salitre problems.

    Salitre: a form of masonry cancer?

  • In extreme cases the cause of salitre can lead to structural problems since the water has effectively washed out the key chemicals that provide the strength in the mortar or bricks themselves or cause oxidation of the reinforcing steel however, in these rare cases the water exposure has been excessive and/or over a long period of time.

    Salitre: a form of masonry cancer?

  • So many times, I have found water draining against an exterior wall or foundation and this water seeps into the masonry structure causing salitre (masonry efflorescence) on the interior walls.

    The Sky Is Falling

  • The sun is coursing through a cloudless sky, and the plain, far as eye can reach, is without animate object upon it; neither bird nor beast having its home in the _salitre_.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • He has caught sight of an object which lies glistening among the white powder of the _salitre_ -- whitish itself, but of a more lustrous sheen.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

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