Lithomex Stone Repairs Edinburgh,
Lithomex Stone Repairs Edinburgh are applied to the exsting masonry units were the surface of the exsting stone has deteriorated but is still structural intact. Lithomex has high vapour permeability, low modulus of elasticity, excellent bond characteristics and achieves early freeze-thaw resistance. Lithomex develops early strength but not such that it becomes stronger than the background.
Stone repairs Edinburgh and restoration mortar, Specially formulated mortar based on Natural Hydraulic Lime and aggregates for the repair or simulation of masonry, brick or stone. Lithomex stone repair Edinburgh is a custom coloured mortar supplied in 25KG bags and 4kg tubs to which only mixing water is added.
Why is cement Repairs bad ?
Cement repairs to masonry traps the moisture , which through the action of frost and the concentration of salts accelerates the decay of the stone.
Cement-rich mortars, as these will set harder than the stone. Cement mortar is less porous than stone, so moisture gets trapped in the stone and evaporates at the stone face, causing it ti weather rapidly and over time leaves the pointing standing proud of the stone. Cement-rich mortar prevents the stone. Bricks from expanding when warmed by the sun, causing the stone to break up more quickly.
In addition to damaging the stone stonework, cement, rich mortar looks out of place, as it is often a grey or off-white colour which does not complement the colour of the stone. For more information on our Lithomex stone repair Edinburgh contact the Edinburgh Stonemasons team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 221 6602
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