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Lime Pointing Edinburgh Vs Cement Pointing | Lime Pointing

Lime Pointing Edinburgh


Do you own a traditional building? this is why you should use Lime Mortar by the expert’s Lime pointing Edinburgh

Why Should I use lime on traditionally built buildings?

Lime pointing Edinburgh has certain characteristics which make them the most appropriate material appropriate material for repairing buildings constructed or finished with lime. Lime mortars allow ‘, traditionally constructed (mass wall) buildings to ‘breathe’, unlike modern OPC mortars which can be virtually impermeable to moisture, trapping it within the walls and leading to dampness and decay internal.

Why is cement pointing bad vs Lime pointing Edinburgh

Cement pointing traps the moisture, which through the action of frost and the concentration of salts accelerate the decay of the stone.

Cement-rich mortars, like 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 the 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 and is in most cases too strong for the masonry units. For more information on our Lime Pointing services, please contact the Edinburgh Stonemasons Ltd

Please see attached photos below of samples of lime pointing to the house below, if you wish to discuss such projects please don’t hetaite to contact us


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    Edinburgh Stonemasons LTD specialise in the conservation and restoration of stone buildings and structures.

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