Efflorescence is the unsightly buildup of salts that come to the surface of stone and brick work and crystalize. Removal of efflorescence is an important part of the masonry restoration process.
Unlike our competitors, HJ's Stone Artistry Restorations uses a unique solution, FO® 3024-SV, which Hank Johnson helped to develop. Our solution does not contain hydrochloric acid and has no fumes or obnoxious odors. It is more effective than hydrochloric or muriatic acid and much kinder to your masonry and to the environment. FO® 3024-SV solution can even be shipped via UPS.
FO® 3024-SV Technical Information
Here are step-by-step photos of our process. Click an image to enlarge.
- The first photo is a detailed view of stonework with a heavy build up of efflorescence. Efflorescence can be over an inch thick.
- In the second photo HJ's Stone Artistry Restorations removes the heavy accumulation and begins to wash and scrub the stonework. The solution we use does NOT contain harmful chemicals such as hydrochloric acid.
- We repeat the process until the efflorcence is removed. In this case it’s all hand work because of the type of masonry. It’s faster with a pressure washer!
- As you can see in the last photo, we have removed the ugly white stuff that creeps out of your masonry walls.
Now that you know the process, here are more photos of the dramatic improvements made using our solution.