Key Considerations for Repointing Mortars for the Conservation of Older Masonry

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 225
Physical description21 p.
Subjectmortar, masonry, repointing, site practice, design, maintenance; Mortar; Masony walls
AbstractThe properties of repointing mortars for older masonry assemblies as well as their on-site installationpractices are somewhat different than those typically used in modern masonry construction. Inappropriaterepointing materials and execution practices can result in permanent damage to older masonry assemblies,affecting their aesthetics qualities, heritage value, performance and service life. This paper providesarchitects, engineers, masons, contractors, property owners and managers with a better appreciation of keyconsiderations for durable repointing mortars that contribute to the preservation of Canada's oldermasonry buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Les Mortiers de Rejointoiement pour la Conservation des Maçonneries Anciennes
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NRC number18312
NPARC number20377963
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Record identifierfec10c25-4060-4b0f-9ac2-c6d10938c4b0
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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