History of lime mortar

Lime mortar is composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand, mixed with water. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use lime mortars. About 6,000 years ago, they used lime to plaster the pyramids at Giza. In addition, the Egyptians also incorporated various limes into their religious temples […]

Structural Masonry

We do a lot of repairs to brick homes built before 1900.  These buildings are built very differently than modern homes. Most significantly, the walls in one of these old homes are structural masonry, not veneer masonry. Very important distinction. Structural masonry is any masonry that is carrying the weight of the building […]