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G.H.Veitch, as experienced operatives, carry out inspections of stone and masonry buildings and structures to assist asset owners in assessing existing condition of their masonry elements.
Our thermal imagery shows, in greater detail, the extent of structural failures which are catalogued and documented for future reference. These services are also heavily relied on in legal disputes as they help to reinforce the nature of the failure or repairs that have failed.
The above structure was a ~160 year old Sandstone chimney stack which had apparent repairs made within the last 2 months. Obviously the repairs did not work and the documentation was provided to the property owner for their use against the previous masonry contractor.
Before and after tuckpointing ribbon is struck on freshly blended 120 year old brick. As you see, our method doesn’t leave the discoloration that other methods do. We evenly blend 3 or 4 colours to revamp the old faded brick.
We use traditional lime mixes and putties and cut our ribbons using straight edges and by hand in certain instances.