Just like the pointing cement has been used for too many years to repair our period properties and historic structures. The need for stone repairs comes about through a number of reasons.
As stone is a natural material it has a grain similar to wood and if it has been built with this grain running incorrectly it is more susceptible to the elements and can cause an accelerated deterioration. Previous repairs that have been cement based will have the same effect as the cement based pointing. And where areas have been cracked, chipped or scratched are all good candidates for lithomex stone repair.
Lithomex is a specially formulated lime based stone repair mortar designed for use on natural stone and period brickwork. It is pre coloured and from a sample can be matched specifically to match the host stonework. Once applied it can be dressed or carved to match the existing finish.