Adelaide based, South Australian specialists.
Authentic Stone Restorations can provide an extensive range of restoration services:
Paint Removal and Steam Cleaning
Authentic Stone Restorations can steam clean any dirty grimy stone or brick walls, we can even remove the layers upon layers of paint that may be on them.
Time and time again we see the devastating effects of painted masonry; therefore a vast majority of our restoration work requires the specialised gentle procedure in paint removal.
All masonry should be able to breath, paint can trap in moisture sometimes causing fretting, decaying or exacerbating the effects of rising salt damp.
Apart from this, painted or dirty walls take away the authentic appearance and character of exposed stone and brick.
Authentic Stone Restorations can remove render or thick lime wash from walls to expose the stone or brick underneath. We use a variety of gentle techniques for this and we understand how delicate a job this can be.
Sometimes it isn't always as big a job as it sounds. All debris and rubbish is always removed from site. This can make for a cheap and effective renovation and restoration adding equity into your investment.
Salt Damp Treatments
Authentic Stone Restorations can repair salt damp affected walls properly by undersetting, giving you peace of mind. The way to do this is to remove and discard all salt damp affected stone or brick usually 250mm to 350mm high.
A plastic viscourse membrane or (DPC Damp Proof Course) then needs to be inserted and the wall rebuilt with new or second hand (reclaimed) material. This is done safely in several stages of around one meter long.
Every incident is different; there are other measures that need to take place as prevention. There may be drainage issues or paints and sealers holding in moisture.
Cavity walls can often be full of debris stopping adequate ventilation. Sacrificial mortars or plasters may be needed to draw out salts and moisture, these can be left sometimes for years and will ensure the longevity and health of the wall.
Authentic Stone Restorations can give invaluable advice to preserve your home or building.
Authentic Stone Restorations an chemically inject any affected areas. Second to undersetting injection, it is a very successful and cheap way to insert a (DPC Damp Proof Course), often suitable for mild fretting or as a further prevention in the restoration process.
All aspects and preventions need to be taken into account before any cure.
Ask Authentic Stone Restorations about their new system which spreads through mortar, stone and brick accurately without using inaccurate drip feeds or pressurised injection that can be a hit or miss.
Authentic Stone Restorations can replace any damaged, cracked or stained stone or brick. We can remove air conditioners or non original windows, doors or additions.
Authentic Stone Restorations are able to match stone and brick to your building leaving it looking original. At all times we keep a variety of reclaimed stone and brick and other materials in stock for use in our projects.
Authentic Stone Restorations specialises in stone repointing and is able to replicate, restore or redo any style or colour. All specialist stone repointing such as tuck repointing, ribbon repointing and fine line repointing as well as all brick repointing including cut and struck and fine line brick pointing etc.
If you think your brick or quoin work is too far gone or not restorable, don't render or paint it, give us a call for a free consultation.
Lime putty is the key ingredient to quality and durable stone or brick repointing. Lime actually helps draw moisture from the wall and lets it breathe, unlike hard cement mortar which can trap in moisture. This can force moisture up higher or out through the stone or brick, thus encouraging dampness and fretting.
We are Adelaide based, South Australian rendering specialists.