Slaking Lime

Lime mortars are flexible, permeable and self-healing, unlike OPC (ordinary portland cement). These properties are ideal for the conservation of historic buildings, as many older structures were built using soft masonry units. This technique is valuable and timeless when pairing stone with mortar.

Keith Blades
Studying stone
Difference in stone after the burn process
Quick lime (Limestone plus water)
Mixing powder with water makes slurry
Lime Slurry

By Zara Wexler

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