On this project in the Yorkshire Dales, we Lime Pointed the Gable elevation to this period farmhouse. The Farm house is situated at the top of the Yorkshire Dales Near Sedbergh. Access to the property was via a 1 mile narrow, steep lane.
The Stone wall has been previously pointed with a sand/cement mortar, with mould growth and water ingress to the internal walls. We used small air tools to remove the cement mortar pointing from the stone joints.
Once we had removed all the cement pointing, we used a pressure cleaner to remove dust & debris from the joints. This also helps remove any decayed Lime Mortar. The Lime Mortar decays because the cement pointing held water within the mortar joints.
After the Stone Wall had been cleaned we used a We used a Lime Putty based Lime Mortar for filling voids. This Lime Mortar was packed in with a wooden packing tool.
Once the packing mortar had taken up, we used a NHL Lime Mortar to Re-point the elevation. Care was taken not to smear Lime Pointing Mortar onto the Stone units as this is difficult to remove. When Lime Pointing a Stone Wall our Restoration Specialist are experts, with many successful jobs completed.