Efflorescence is a kind of flowering, but it doesn't have roots and it sure doesn't make your yard look good. Test your knowledge of this structural phenomenon with this quiz.
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Efflorescence refers to unsightly whitish deposits that can appear on walls or other structural surfaces. What causes it?
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Efflorescence doesn't occur everywhere. What materials are commonly affected?
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Unless it's pouring rain, you probably don't associate wetness or moisture with the walls of your home. So how does water get inside the material they're made of?
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Preventing efflorescence isn't just a matter of being careful when you're mixing concrete; there are environmental factors that can spur its formation as well. What's one example?
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What's an easy way to tell if your walls contain excess moisture?
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What characterizes primary efflorescence?
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Efflorescence is ugly, but it doesn't have to be permanent. What's one effective way to remove it?
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What are some risks to keep in mind when removing efflorescence?
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If you're building from scratch, there are a few steps you can take to prevent efflorescence. What is one example?
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