Pointing walls

Traditional methods and techniques for repointing old stone walls

Repointing a stone wall

Preparing the wall First you will need to remove any existing pointing or render. This is best done with a pneumatic hammer and an air compressor which is approximately 50 times faster and easier than doing the job manually, and doesn’t leave you with terrible wrist problems. The hammer and air compressor can be hired […]

Restoring stone walls

Restoring stone walls

See also articles on specific techniques for repointing stone walls, and materials – lime, sand etc – to use. A pointed wall is dry, naturally well insulated, and provides protection against the insects and small animals that will otherwise enter your house through the walls. Old unpointed walls can look nice and rustic, but that […]