Historic Masonry Repair & Restoration Techniques
Discipline: Codes & Standards
When designed, detailed and constructed correctly, masonry materials can literally last forever; however, rarely do the design assumptions, details and construction happen perfect to specifications. Thus, repair and restoration of existing historic masonry is necessary. Repointing with lime putty mortar, brick and stone harvesting, redressing insitu, Dutchman repair technique, and DHL lime injection will be discussed. How to identify when masonry needs to be fixed, techniques for repair as well as how to avoid recurring problems will be detailed. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Secretary Standards for Rehabilitation will also be discussed.
1. Identify when historic masonry walls need to be repaired
2. Determine mortar’s role in masonry repair and restoration
3. Explore various repair methods and recognize when to use each method
4. Avoid recurring historic masonry problems
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