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The most prominent problems (at least in the media) include sulfate-induced heave (often known as pyrite/pyritic heave) and sulfate attack on cementicious materials. The objective of this website is the promotion of discussion, with the ultimate aim of sharing information such that appropriate action can be undertaken to avoid or reduce the engineering, environmental and social problems that can occur.


Posts or pages on this website are not intended as advice or guidance and their interpretation is at the discretion and risk of the reader. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, completeness and appropriate citation, but mistakes may be present. PyriteProblem.com is not responsible for the content of comments left on posts, pages or other areas of the website.

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Pyrite Problem is a not-for-profit, self-funded project with no commercial interests. To contribute to annual costs associated with website and domain hosting, affiliated links to products are occasionally provided (e.g., books) that would be of interest to the readers of the website. Funding is also sourced from generous readers who feel that they have benefited from the content of the website. If you have found the website useful please consider making a small donation securely through PayPal by clicking here. All funds go to the annual cost of website and domain hosting. Any surplus funds will be donated to charity.

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The content on this website (unless otherwise stated or external) is Copyright 2016 of Pyrite Problem. The content of this website cannot be used for commercial gain. Individual posts and pages can be downloaded in PDF format for ease of reference. If you do find these PDFS (or any of the website material) of use, please consider donating, cite the website and/or article and provide a link where possible.

How do I contact Pyrite Problem?

Please feel free to use the details on the contact page to get in touch with any feedback or suggestions for discussion, comments are welcomed. If you have published a relevant paper, article or given a presentation, please get in touch. You can also comment on some individual posts.