—The requirements regarding to aesthetic effect of
the buildings require that coatings with dimension stones
maintain their initial appearance even when subjected to
various actions such as mechanics, chemistry, thermal and
hygrometric related to its use and with the actions from the
It is of knowledge of experts that finishes with dimension
stones may be subject to the occurrence of diversified
pathologies, depending on the characteristics of rocky materials
used, of the constructive process adopted for the fixing of the
plates to the support, the degree of control of the fixing of the
plates, the use and maintenance stage and the degree of
detailing of the project. This paper discusses the main factors
involved in performance of stone veneers in buildings and in
urban works and present typical examples of most frequent
pathologies in such finishes.
—Stone cladding, pathologies, stone veneers.
Flain E. and Righi R. a re with Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao
Paolo, Brazil (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Frazão E. is with Technological Research Institute of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Cite: Flain E., Righi R., and Frazão E., "Performance Evaluation of Cladding Stone in Buildings
and Urban Works," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 405-409, 2015.