Our Lime Mortar Wall Services in Somerset and Dorset
Here at Tom Trouton, we offer a high-quality lime mortar wall services across Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and beyond, to repair and repoint buildings and walls that are built with lime mortar using the highest quality limes and aggregates that match the original mortar.
We also construct new walls using lime mortar and traditional techniques.
To find out more, or to let our Gillingham landscapers know of your project requirements, get in touch with our friendly team today.
What are Lime Mortar Walls?
Lime mortar one of the oldest types of mortar dating back almost 2500 years at a time when the Ancient Greeks and Romans used it.
It is made from a mixture of fine aggregate, a binder and water – lime is used as a binder, slowing down the hardening process, making it more flexible in the construction process.
Lime mortar walls can be used for many construction projects, but is a very popular option for building conservations and repairs. Heritage property owners may opt for the original material of lime mortar to repair their property in order to preserve period details.
Why Choose Lime Mortar for Wall Repairs?
Many older buildings are constructed using lime mortar with no damp proof course (DPC). A building with no DPC allows moisture to rise up into the walls.
Buildings constructed using lime mortar should always be repaired or repointed using lime mortar. This allows the building to release any moisture in the walls through the lime mortar, via evaporation.
All too often lime mortar that has disintegrated over time has been replaced with cement-based mortars. This has a detrimental effect on the building as cement is often harder than the stone in the walls. Any moisture in the walls will evaporate through the most porous material, in this instance, the stone. This in turn can cause the stone to begin to fracture so rain and frost can then penetrate the stone, exasperating the problem further.
In severe cases, the eventual consequence is the collapse of the wall. It must be stressed that this is a worst-case scenario.
Get in Touch
To find out more about our new lime mortar wall builds, or to let us know of a repair that needs completing, get in touch with our Gillingham landscapers today.
Please give us a call on 01963 351850, or use our online contact form for a free no-obligation survey and/or quotation.