To maintain the integrity of the original building materials on a heritage home, regular maintenance throughout the years remains a constant. Re-pointing your masonry exterior when deterioration or wear begins to show, will extend the life of the individual masonry units, and thus, the entire home or building. This must be accomplished through the use of proper materials and methods.
We begin by assessing the correct mortar type by often taking samples and documenting ingredients. We import our lime and carefully select the appropriate aggregates to ensure the strength and soundness of the mortar remains, while matching the appearance of the original. We remove the original mortar to its necessary depth with a combination of hand tools and specialized equipment. We imbed the mortar through century old techniques by hand, then tool them to match the original style. Finally, the joints and masonry faces are cleaned with gentle detergents to give it a natural patina without sacrificing integrity.