Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Efflorescence is that white chalky stuff

That appears on a masonry wall

Only a surface problem, enough

To make one’s poor skin crawl.


It is caused by water evaporation

Leaving salts of sulfate

It happens all across the nation

And is just too common a fate.


To stop this from happening is not always easy

The culprit’s alkali sulfate

It makes masonry look kinda cheesy,

The water should not percolate:


Through a brick wall, or mortar or stone,

Because water leaves this white scum

And can leave a mark on your home

Aesthetically unbearable to some.


So how do I stop it and why?

What do I do and what is the essence?

Just keep your masonry dry-

And you'll have no efflorescence.

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