In situ, non-destructive testing for evaluating the role of pointing mortar in preventive conservation strategies. A case-study on Reigate Stone at the Wardrobe Tower, Tower of London
The correct choice of pointing mortar is considered crucial to the conservation of historic masonry. A proliferation of cement and eminently hydraulic lime mortars since the late 19th century has accelerated the deterioration of built cultural heritage in many parts of the world. Whilst the use of softer, lime-based mortars in stone conservation is now common practice, their role in the overall conservation strategy of highly vulnerable building stones such as Reigate Stone requires assessmen...Expand abstract
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