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Stone Wall Preservation
A variety of materials are used to build walls including stone, flint, brick and cob which
means that every wall will have different requirements when it comes to repairs.
Stone Wall Repair
 
 
TRADITIONAL BUILDING
Preserving your stone wall
Stone has often been used to build high status buildings however it has also been the material of choice for many more basic constructions. Stone such as sandstone, limestone and granite show the varied geology of Britain, reinforcing local diversity. To preserve these distinctive old stone buildings, repair and frequent maintenance is required. Excessive moisture is usually what causes problems in stone work.
 
 
 
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Cob Building and Repair Specialists
Building Conservation
 
Stone Wall Maintenance

Old period walls need maintenance and should be repaired with the appropriate materials to avoid damp walls or even collapsing walls and decay of elements such as joist ends, internal joinery and decorative finishes.   A variety of materials are used to build walls including stone, flint, brick and cob which means that every wall will have different requirements when it comes to repairs. Each wall is different however all walls need to breathe. Check the walls externally for decay or cracking. There may also be damp places on or around the wall with vegetation growing from it. It is important to find out the cause to the cracks even if it is just the age of the wall as there is always a chance there could be a problem that needs attention.

  • Be aware that sealants and cement based renders, plasters and mortars that were previously used can trap moisture inside the walls.
  • Leaky gutters, downpipes and drains could cause water to seep into the walls.
  • Rotten windowsills could let moisture into the walls.
  • The outside ground levels should not be higher than the internal floor level.
  • Climbing plants can damage walls
  • If bricks have been reappointed with hard cement, the water will not be able to escape and will be trapped, resulting in damp.
  • When cement renders are used on Cob walls, the cob will wash away due to the trapped water, leaving only render to support the wall.
 
 
Somerset Building Conservation Specialists
Building Conservation & Period Renovation Specialists
Somerset
Tel: 01460 240606
Lime Mortar Specialists Cornwall
Traditional and Modern Heritage Builders
Helston, Cornwall
Tel: 01326 280 405
   
 
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