US Heritage Group Hosts Historic Masonry Repointing, Stone Repair Training

Words: Dan KamysUS Heritage Group Hosts Historic Masonry Repointing, Stone Repair Training



US Heritage Group will host Historic Masonry Repointing and Stone Repair Training classes at its headquarters in Chicago in January, February and March.

One-Day Lime Putty Mortar Certification Training

Learn the tricks to "Walk-Away Installation" that can give you a competitive advantage by producing superior results while eliminating the need to re-work joints and acid wash surfaces from mortar smears. Overcome the surprises and challenges facing experienced masons as they struggle with their best attempts at repointing with lime putty mortars.

Authentic mortar matches cannot be achieved by mixing masonry pigments to ready-mix, striking the joints wet and washing down the work with muriatic acid. The first step is to establish the match based on the key historic ingredients. Second is to mix and apply the mortar properly. Attend this one-day program that will provide you with the knowledge you need to deliver excellent results every time. Specifiers & masonry contractors agree that this one-day training is one of the best investments they made in the past year.

You will learn about:

History of lime and portland cement use in masonry
Technical information about building limes
Performance & life expectancy
Mortar recipe basics
Color matching considerations
Lime putty mortar mixing
Non-destructive mortar removal methods including tool selection criteria
Proper wall preparation
Application techniques
Joint surface finishing (Creating the 100-year Look without Acid Burning)
Curing methods & considerations
How to deliver the best mock-up sample every time

Prerequisites: None, Price: $275

One-Day Stone Repair Certification Training

The success of any stone reconstruction relies heavily on the application of the stone repair mortar. If you are a specifier or an applicator of stone repair mortars, this workshop is designed especially for you.

This workshop delivers straightforward strategies and techniques for repairing Indiana Limestone, Lake Superior Red Sandstone, Brownstone and Terra Cotta using Heritage Restoration Mortar.

This course covers:

Stone deterioration causes
Properties of stone in building envelopes
Avoiding color matching mistakes
Quality control: specifying mock-ups
Stone reconstruction
Casting stone from molds
Stone carving basics
Matching limestone
Rockface & ashlar finishes
Deteriorated stone removal
Cleaning and neutralizing salts
Stone reconstruction project case studies

Prerequisites: None, Price: $275

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