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Lime Pointing Stone Wall in Trawden Lancashire

Lime Pointing, Gable Elevation in Trawden, Colne, Lancashire

This Period Farm House in Trawden, Lancashire had severe internal water ingress. The remote location of this property upon the hills over looking Lancashire - Yorkshire. The Farmhouse is built from a local sandstone, with Lime Mortar joints.

The building as many others in Lancashire & Yorkshire had been pointed with a Cement based Mortar. This was not allowing the Building to Breathe.

Lime Pointing Colne We use small air tools to remove the Cement based pointing Mortar, our Restoration team had to be care full not the damage the stone units. Once our Specialist team had removed the cement pointing we filled the voids with a Lime Mortar based pointing mortar.
Lime Pointing

We also pointed the slate line of the building & re-bedded the Stone roofing slates. The addvantages of using Lime Mortar of Pointing over Cement based material are that any moisture (damp) in the building can ecape through the Lime Mortar Joint.

Dampness at lower levels of the building can be mistaken for Rising Damp some times. Rising Damp has similar properties to water ingress through leaking walls.

Lime Pointing Lancashire

Before the wall is pointed with Lime Mortar we cleaned down the wall using a pressure washing unit. Our team of Builders then pointed the Stonework using the Hydraulic Lime Pointing Mortar.

The Stone gable wall did not need any of the stones replacing.

Lime Pointing Lime Mortar Pointing ready for brushing down.
Lime Pointing Yorkshire Lime Mortar Pointing after being brushed down.
Brushing down Lime Pointing Brushing down lime mortar pointing.
Stone Gable Wall Lime Pointing  

 

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