Edinburgh Lime Mortar Pointing
Edinburgh Lime Mortar Pointing - The original pointing will deteroirate over time and a need for repointing will eventually occur....
In traditionally built stone walls it should be expected that
the mortar that was used in its original construction will deteriorate
over time and a need for repointing will eventually occur. If the
wall was correctly built in the first place this is only liable to be
required some time after the first 100 years. If repointed properly a
further century of life can readily be expected from the wall without
much additional maintenance. Over the last few decades the
processes involved in doing this work effectively have not been fully understood. As a result, much superficial and inappropriate work has been carried out that will not last as long and will soon have to be redone.