Lime Pointing East Lothian
Re-pointing East Linton
Remove cement pointing and lime point east linton
WB Stonemasonry are specialists in lime pointing East Lothian . We can offer competitive prices for Lime pointing throughout East Lothian.
Removing cement from your property is very important. Stone built properties were originally built and pointed using lime mortar. To this day it is still the best material to use with sandstone. Lime mortar is permeable and allows water vapour to permeate from the building, allowing it to “breathe” effectively. Lime is environmentally friendly as it is recyclable, biodegradable and generates less CO2 emissions in its manufacture. Lime mortar is aesthetically more pleasing compared to cement mortar which has an unsightly grey hue. Colour and texture variations in lime mortar can be achieved by altering sands and limes. Often sandstone structures are re-pointed in Ordinary Portland Cement as this is sometimes seen as a cheaper alternative. This is however detrimental to the stone, trapping moisture, causing the stone to disaggregate and weather much faster. This often leaves the pointing proud of the face of the stone which accelerates the problem. Lime lasts years and can solve problems, Cement is a short term fix that creates problems in the future.