repointing old stone
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brickpaul
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repointing old stone

by brickpaul » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:09 pm

i urgently need to repoint the stone around my windows and corners of my house. but i havent a clue on the mortar to use. i was instructed not to use cement as the corrosive lime would destroy the stone.

so what exactly do i use? i couldnt see any mention of this in the projects?

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by thedoctor » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:18 pm

Cement will not destroy stone but what it will do is stop any moisture trapped in the stonework from evaporating out. Stonework is best pointed with a lime mix and you can buy bags of ready mixed lime mortar from builders merchants.

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by brickpaul » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:18 pm

thanks for that doc!

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