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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Hi all.

I’m looking for advice to repoint a retaining wall, I can post pictures tomorrow if needed. The wall is approx 30” high, mainly old brick (property is 237 years old). I was going to use Lime mortar but a few local builders have said it’s not needed. I’m not convinced after research, but I wanted to do more research and arrived here.

The wall isn’t as old as the house, but it’s old enough. Old half round bricks etc, and some areas are stone.

Should I go for Lime or is there a modern alternative?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:16 am 
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Not cheap maybe this or similar
https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/Blue-Ci ... g/p/649341


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:29 pm 
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for a small job buy in ready mixed bags of 3 t 1 sand and lime. you then mix it with a little water. your beds should be raked out to 20mm and brushed out.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:32 pm 
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Use lime. Cement pointing & render ruins old walls, I have seen countless examples of it in my area of mostly period properties.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm 
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If its a retaining wall, its classed below ground so use a sand cement mix no stronger than the brick/stone, 5 sand to 1 cement.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 am 
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I agree, cement every time below ground mixed as above.

Just an observation, but I also found in recent years that lime mortar mixes were being specified
for super-strictures. A common one being 6(sand) : 1(lime) : 1(o.p.cement) frequently delivered
pre-mixed with a retarder.

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Another vote for lime. I'm currently undoing damage on my 150 year old red brick property from historic cement repairs.

Use the 3:1 ratio mentioned earlier with proper sharp sand for lime and use NHL5 lime - it's the stronger one so perfect for this application without holding the moisture in and blowing your brick faces as cement eventually would.

My sub floor walls are thanking me as we speak...

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