Repointing old walls

This stone wall is being repointed by a SPAB member using a nonhydraulic hot mixed lime mortar of local quick lime and quarried sand

Masonry walls are built of a series of individual units – generally brick, stone or flint – with mortar acting as the glue that holds them together. The external face of the finished wall therefore consists of masonry units separated by mortar joints. These joints are known as pointing.

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