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Lime Pointing to Brick & Stone

Pointing of Brick and Stone work is necessary to prevent the ingress of moisture to the fabric of the structure

The pointing acts like a sponge drawing moisture from the host masonry allowing the masonry to dry and therefore reduce the risk of frost damage. Frost damage can occur if the brick or stone is saturated. The moisture in the brick can expand if temperatures drop to freezing, which can in turn cause spalling or delamination of the brick or stone. The most common styles used in conservation and restoration work are those of Flush and brush, used mainly on stonework and on brickwork which is of good quality and regular in shape and size.