repointing old stone


Postby brickpaul » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:09 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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Postby thedoctor » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:18 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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Postby brickpaul » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:18 pm

thanks for that doc!
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