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Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings

Robert C. Mack

Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings

by Robert C. Mack

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Culutral Resources, Heritage Preservation Services in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bricklaying -- Repairing -- United States,
  • Masonry -- Repairing -- United States,
  • Grouting

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert C. Mack, John P. Speweik
    SeriesPreservation briefs -- 2
    ContributionsSpeweik, John P, Mack, Robert C., United States. National Park Service. Heritage Preservation Services
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13623969M
    OCLC/WorldCa39964622

    Maintenance of Brick Masonry repointing of mortar joints, removal of plant growth, repair of weeps, replacement of brick, All buildings are unique and may require different levels of maintenance over time. A given solution for one project may not remedy similar issues on all buildings. When maintenance is required, it is suggestedFile Size: 1MB. Masonry Contracting (). Masonry Contracting (Abbr: BRK) means that service which includes the installation of brick, concrete block, stone, marble, slate or other units and products common to the masonry industry, including mortarless type masonry products.

    The mortar has a color similar to that of natural cement, which it may be. Several buildings in the group have mortar joints lined out in red, as seen at the James F. Lowney Two-Family House (ca. – 32 Fenwood Road, Boston) where original mortar joints were grooved on both sides to enhance the straightness of their appearance. In some.   Excessively strong repointing of this mid th-century brick and stone building resulted in spalling and cracking of individual bricks. Photo courtesy WSE. Type N mortar, which is commonly used with contemporary and especially older masonry, is specified with a minimum compressive strength of MPa ( psi), and proportions of part Portland cement to to parts hydrated lime.

    Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings video series Lime Mortar Repointing: The Basic Techniques for Restoring Historic Brick Homes Reasons to replace mortar joints in old masonry, lime versus cementitious mortar and other point are discussed in this first video of the series by Preservation Works of Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. Masonry Cleaning and Maintenance Techniques. “Applying high pressure water cleaning methods that will damage historic masonry and the mortar joints. Repointing with mortar of high portland cement content (unless it is the content of the historic mortar). may cause or accelerate physical deterioration on historic buildings.


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Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings by Robert C. Mack Download PDF EPUB FB2

Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings (OCoLC) Mack, Robert C. Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings. (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors.

The appearance of brick and stone masonry owes as much to the character of the mortar joints as to the stone and bricks themselves.

Unsuitable repointing can affect not only the look but also the durability of masonry, and is amongst the most frequent causes of damage to the character and fabric of historic buildings. Plasterers applying rough and finish coats of plaster. Drawing: From the "Book of Trades.

Plaster in a historic Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings book is like a family album. The handwriting of the artisans, the taste of the original occupants, and the evolving styles of decoration are embodied in the fabric of the building.

From modest farmhouses to great buildings. pointing historic masonry buildings. No book can hope to teach a skill such as repointing; that skill can be gained only through experience. It can, however, form a sound basis for beginning to learn a new skill, as well as a basis for effectively dealing with masonry contrac­ tors, and with the masons Size: 1MB.

Additional Physical Format: Mack, Robert C. Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings 16 p. (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government.

The appearance of brick and stone masonry owes as much to the character of the. mortar joints as to the stone and bricks themselves. Unsuitable repointing can affect not only the look but also the durability of masonry, and is amongst the most frequent causes of damage.

Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings. Provide general guidance on appropriate materials and methods for repointing historic masonry buildings and it is intended to benefit building owners, architects, and contractors.

Book Edition: ; Reviews. There are yet no reviews for this product. Sitemap;Book Edition: This guide outlines procedures for repointing historic masonry and is intended to provide guidelines for the user to establish project-specific requirements for repointing of historic masonry.

This guide only pertains to masonry units: brick, terra cotta, stone, cast stone, and concrete brick laid in mortar, and may or may not be. Preservation Technology Source Book Division: Masonry Section: Masonry Restoration & Cleaning Paint, Stains, and Graffiti from Historic Masonry Buildings.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Preservation Assistance Division. "Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Brick Buildings." Preservation. Our Masonry Maintenance/Repairs and Lime Mortar Repointing service will ensure that any identified defects are fixed before they worsen.

MaintenanceBooker contractors have been selected via a rigorous tender process, to ensure that they are suitably experienced and qualified to undertake repairs at churches and historic buildings using the correct techniques and approach.

Brick and CMU Construction This publication © Masonry Institute of Washington. Anchors Embedded in Masonry Mortar Joints Pavers C Specification for Industrial Floor Brick Guide for Repointing (Tuckpointing) Historic Masonry ASTM C.

Repointing mortar joints in historic masonry buildings [electronic resource] / Robert C. Mack and John P. Speweik National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services Washington, D.C Australian/Harvard Citation.

Mack, Robert C. & Speweik, John P. & United States. National Park Service. Technical Preservation Services Branch. Tuckpointing (also spelled as tuck pointing and/or tuck-pointing), used in Building Restoration, Historical Preservation and other masonry repair projects, is the process of removing old cracked, spalled, or failed mortar in the joints (both head and bed joints) between masonry units such as brick, block, stone, involves removing the old existing mortar, preparing the joints properly.

Preservation Briefs Provides guidance to owners, architects, and developers of historic buildings with information on cleaning and waterproof coating for historic masonry, repointing mortar joints, conserving energy, roofing for historic buildings, historic adobe buildings, dangers of abrasive cleaning, historic glazed architectural terra-cotta, aluminum and vinyl siding on wood frame.

This paper gives a summary of functional and performance requirements for repointing mortars for historic masonry (design, execution and maintenance). Successful performance of repair and conservation of mortar in historic masonry requires more care with design and execution than with modern by:   In fact, to give you some perspective, a certain material scientist/university professor studied historic mortar for his entire career.

Traveling the world he collected samples from some of the oldest historic masonry structures. Very seldom did he ever run across a historic mortar with compressive strength of over psi.

The Preservation Brief 2 “Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings published by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service, Heritage Preservation Services gives us a good place to start.

sual analysis of the historic mortar can provide the clues necessary to choose the new mortar mix and application techniques. The objective in selecting a repointing mortar that is compatible with the masonry units is to mix one that matches the historic mortar as closely as possible.

If this is achieved, the new mortar can coexist with the old. Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings NPS TPS Brief 1 () Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings NPS TPS Brief 2 () Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings THE MASONRY SOCIETY (TMS) TMS MSJC () Masonry Standard Joint Committee's (MSJC) Book - Building Code Requirements.

City of Miami, Historic Design Guidelines Section - 29 SECTION EXTERIOR WALLS, FOUNDATIONS, PAINTING PRESERVATION Resources Preservation Brief #1, Assessing Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings Preservation Brief #2, Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry BuildingsFile Size: KB.

Mortars used on historic buildings fall into a number of distinct types: Masonry cement. These mortars are typically or portland cement with sand and should never be used on old buildings. Their use in the recent past is the source of many of the damp problems associated with old buildings today.

It is usually best to remove it.The requirements that each type of mortar must meet in service depend on its environmental exposure and its role in the masonry element that it is found within (e.g. issues such as historic.Depending on the age of the building, the mortar used to lay the stone or brick will either be made from lime, or more recently, cement.

Incorrect pointing causes irreparable damage to older buildings. It is essential to understand what the mortar joints actually do for the fabric of the house.