Repointing mortar is a regular maintenance item in mortared structures such as stone arch bridges. In this post, we investigate the procedures for successfully repointing.
Tag Archives: Mortar
Mortar Maintenance Part 1: Some Basics
Repointing mortar is a regular maintenance item in mortared structures such as stone arch bridges. In this post we examine the value and limitations of repointing.
Mortared Vs. Mortarless Masonry
In this post we contrast the pros and cons of mortared and mortarless stone arch bridge construction, mentioning potential pitfalls with each.
In this post, we investigate the advantages of using mortar in stonework, looking into what purpose the mortar serves and its limitations.
The Different Kinds of Mortar
In this post we will briefly examine what makes the various types of commercially available mortar mixes different, and how this relates to repairing historic structures.
Understanding Mortar in Old Bridges
The design of a stone bridge, which often reflects the era of its construction, determines how critical mortar condition is for long-term stability.
Deteriorated Stones in a Bridge
Deteriorated stones in a stone arch bridge are almost inevitably a sign of water infiltrating into the structure and needs to be taken seriously.
Arch Building Simplified: Walter Sharp’s Secret to Building Stone Arch Bridges
Walter Sharp, the famous stone arch bridge builder of Cowley County, Kansas, had a simple secret he used to build stone arches quickly and inexpensively.
Building Mortarless Bridges
Building mortarless stonework can be a challenge, but a simple look at how things move and what keeps them in place can bring rewarding results.
DIY Arch Building
Arches are among the most challenging pieces of stonework to build. Fortunately, there are some simple design tricks can simplify their construction.