Although I am a devout traditionalist and prefer to keep the use of portland cements to a minimum, the patching process of mortar repair, when dealing with natural stone buildings, should allow for a strong and durable patch. All patching and pointing shall be installed utilising soaking methods; working with optimal moisture content in both … Continue reading To Patch or Not To Patch? Mortar Repair on Stone
Replacement of mortar jointing has more than just an aesthetic benefit. Whilst it does improve the general appearance, it also serves to strengthen the overall structure by filling voids caused by differential settlement.
Noticing the presence of mold/ fungus on your walls inside your house, dampness on your cornices and floor coverings such as rugs or carpet? Odds are, whether you are living in an older house or not, if the dampness is located down the bottom of your internal walls or on your floor/ coverings, you are experiencing the effects of rising damp.
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As a result of drilling and silicone injection having been previously used on the above Edwardian brick heritage property, located in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, the failure of the process is evident in that, rising damp has still occurred despite the previous owner’s intent in trying to fix the issue. Despite the effort in … Continue reading Edwardian Brick: Rising Damp and Silicone Injection | Damp Course Installation Melbourne
Physical barriers such as lead and slate were used in traditional damp coursing. These methods were very successful at preventing rising damp. Both materials were largely long-serving due to their individual material impermeability characteristics. They prevented the physical movement of moisture up the wall whilst maintaining their physical state.